The United States has the highest teen birthrate of any developed country.
I’m sorry, but that’s inexcusable.
I’m going to lay a lot of the blame at the feet of the woefully inadequate “abstinence-only” programs that are basically a waste of everyone’s time and money.
Teenagers have sex.
Get used to it.
Give them all the tools they will need, including access to birth control, knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases, and you’ve got a pretty good shot at keeping someone from getting pregnant.
In the article linked to above, a quarter of the teens said that their partner did not want them to use birth control. Say what?
Teach your kids that if their partner doesn’t want them to use birth control, then that partner isn’t worth being with.
Humans are sexual beings. That includes teenagers. That ESPECIALLY includes teenagers. It’s like nobody ever remembers being a teenager.
What is wrong with people, anyway?