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Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates

February 21, 2012  
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Using the most recent national data (2005) from all U.S. states with information on sex education laws or policies, this paper shows that increasing emphasis on abstinence education is linked to more teenage pregnancy and higher teen birth rates.

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