Teen pregnancy: It’s the attitude, stupid

Posted By on June 7, 2010

More clear thinking from the folks at Mercatornet:

The “comprehensive” sex education crowd in the United States are fond of saying that abstinence-only education has been responsible for the stalling of a downward trend in teenage pregnancies and childbearing that started about 1995. A new government report, however, suggests another reason.

The other reason is motivation, and it has a lot to do with the boys…most of them think it is OK for a unmarried girl to have a baby and a significant number would be happy if they did.

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Mrs. Chancey is the mother of 12 children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.


2 Responses to “Teen pregnancy: It’s the attitude, stupid”

  1. Jenn84 says:

    LOL! Great one, Jennie. It’s very much the attitude; just last night I came across an Amazon review defending a Judy Blume book for older teens. The book was great, but some of this reviewer’s points were skewed; they were smart enough to encourage abstinence, but said that they thought teaching safe sex was a stronger message than abstinence. I told them, “Don’t you realize that emotional safety is just as important as physical safety?” Teen pregnancy is bad, but so is young teen sex period.

  2. So true, Jenn! I just finished reading Unhooked by Laura Sessions-Stepp, and it left me in tears every night when I put it down. The emotional wasteland of the hook-up culture is just devastating. I’ll be writing about this in the near future….

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