A new study was just released which claims that teen pregnancies are up for the first time in 15 years: Read It
Allow me to present my theory on this. Bush was elected president in 2000, and since weaseling his way into the White House he has pushed abstinence-only sexual education at home and abroad. In order for schools to receive federal funds, they need to follow lesson plans that barely, if at all, mention preventative measures such as condoms, birth control, or emergency contraception.
I believe I had my first sex ed lesson in third or fourth grade, so I would have been somewhere around 8 or 9 years old.
So here we are, nearly 8 years after Bush took office.
The kids who started their sex ed classes when they were, say, 8 years old, as Bush took office, are now about 16. If teen pregnancies are starting to increase, could it possibly be due to the fact that, thanks to their lovely born-again president, none of them have received reliable information about sex in school?
Just a thought...