In a state-by-state comparison of teenage pregnancy rates, the ten highest states mostly came from the southern region: New Mexico, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada, Arizona, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Why do you think the Southern states have a higher rate of teen pregnancy?
Religion,conversative thinking, education, income, culture? What can we do about it?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
I can't speak for everyone but my teens years were spent in an abandoned mining town, so small that it is now off the map. There was nothing for us to do - some kids drank, some got high and some had sex (and some did a mix of the three). I participated in school activities, but that only went so far. I also knew all about birth control - and I was on it when I got pregnant with both of my children. I would also like to add that my pregnancy as a teen didn't cost the American public a single dime and that one should not assume that all pregnant teens are on welfare. As for demographics, I have to wonder if that means that the teens in the northern states are having more abortions instead of less sex. I know for me, as a pregnant teen, that was not even an option, not because of my religion but because of my morals. If that's the way the north reduces their teen pregnancy rates, well, I want no part of that.
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