Black and Hispanic teens, alarmed by the fact that their children may one day become President of the United States, have either stopped having sex or started using birth control. Or maybe it’s because the U.S., under the Obama Administration, has started focusing on evidence-based sex education instead of abstinence-only education. If you read the article, it’s actually not entirely clear if better sex ed is responsible, but the drop is welcome regardless.
Between 2007 and 2011, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped 20% for Whites, 25% for Blacks, and 33% for Hispanics. Those are some impressive statistics. I wonder what will happen when Obamacare comes into full effect and teen girls will have access to birth control. An even sharper drop could be just around the corner.