Just In. The distribution of the Hispanic teen population across states was not normal: most states had relatively small Hispanic teen populations, and a few states had a relatively large population of Hispanic teens.
After accounting for other factors, the national data show that the incidence of teenage pregnancies and births remain positively correlated with the degree of abstinence education across states: The more strongly abstinence is emphasized in state laws and policies, the higher the average teenage pregnancy and birth rate.
Using the most recent national data from all U. What is the Evidence?
Just In. Acknowledgments We thank C2ER, the Council for Community and Economic Research, for providing additional adjusted median household income data for those states that were not included in their online data set, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.
Future Directions While states with comprehensive sex education have lower teen pregnancy rates, even in these states rates are much higher than seen in Europe . More Just In. Services available at these locations Coffs Harbour.
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Accessed , May 8. Nevada is also one of only five states with MD in level 0, CO in level 2, and AZ and UT in level 3 that required parental consent for sex education in public schools instead of an opt-out requirement that is present in all the other states  , . The National Campaign to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy.
A recent study  found that higher teen birth rates in poorer states were also correlated with a higher degree of religiosity and a lower abortion rate at the state level. National Vital Statistics Reports.