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Sex Education Equals Declining Teen Pregnancy

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Comprehensive sex education that does not rely solely on abstinence works, at least in terms of reducing teen pregnancies, according to a newly published study that looked at birth rates in 55 U.S. counties before and after a federally funded teen pregnancy reduction program.

Researchers found that in the first year of the program, local teen pregnancy rates declined 1.5%, and 7% by year five, for an overall decline of 3%.

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