“Just Don’t Do It” Just Don’t Work

File this under “Duh”:

“This map shows the birth rate among girls aged 15 to 19 by state. And it clearly shows that more conservative states have higher rates of teenage births. … Many of them, including the seven states with the highest rates, do not require schools to teach contraception. Some states do not require sex education at all. Other states that do have sex education require teachers to stress abstinence and advise children to wait until marriage. Studies have concluded time and time again that abstinence-only curricula are not as effective at reducing teen pregnancies and births.”

 

(Mouse over each state for info & click/hold to move around the map)
 

 

Read more at Slate

 

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