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A quarter of teenage boys say they'd be "pleased" if they got a girl pregnant? WTF?

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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Teen Boys’ Fear of Impregnating Girls Drops, CDC Says (Update1)
By Ellen Gibson


June 2 (Bloomberg) -- Teenage boys are becoming less worried about getting a girl pregnant, with a quarter saying they would be pleased if it happened.

A higher percentage of boys ages 15 to 19 also agreed that it’s acceptable for unmarried girls to have babies, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that compared teens’ attitudes toward sex in 2006 to 2008 to those in a survey six years earlier. The report also showed an increase in the number of teens using the unreliable “rhythm method,” which leads a quarter of users to get pregnant within a year.

The boys’ attitudes and the increased use of risky ways to avoid pregnancies contrast with the trend observed between 1988 and 2002, when the researchers saw a steady decline in so-called “sexual risk behaviors,” the report said. Overall, the number of teens having sex and their use of contraceptives was unchanged from the earlier survey, according to the data.

“Anytime you see a loss of momentum compared to the straightforward improvements of the past, you think that efforts to motivate teens to use contraception need to be redoubled,” said Joyce Abma, a social scientist at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and the paper’s lead author. “On the other hand, there could be a point at which you’ve reached a lot of teens and the ones left are the hardest to reach.” ..........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=asP... 

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by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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dreamerinluv
by Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM
Just goes to show the kind of "talk" theyy definetly are NOT GETTING at home...im sure if they did half these boys would think otherwise.....I hope .....
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katy_kay
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM

 Thankfully my oldest has a very solid fear/aversion to getting a girl pregnant.  He has things he wants to do in his life and being a dad at 18 isn't one of them. 

catamaran1234
by Silver Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM


Quoting katy_kay:

 Thankfully my oldest has a very solid fear/aversion to getting a girl pregnant.  He has things he wants to do in his life and being a dad at 18 isn't one of them. 

Mine too.

Sadly there are cycles of kids that just become young parents as their parents were.

Wyldbutterfly
by Bronze Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:27 PM

This is highly disturbing.

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