TITLE

A flurry of good news

AUTHOR(S)
Melby, Todd
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Contemporary Sexuality;Feb2007, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decline in the teenage pregnancy as a result of increased contraceptive use and not because of abstinence-focused sexuality education in the U.S. Between 1995 and 2002, contraceptive use has improved, including increases in the use of certain individual methods, increases in the use of multiple methods and decline in nonuse. According to a study, decreased sexual activity was responsible for about one quarter of the decline among 15- to 17-year-olds. Another study found a drop in the percentage of sexually active teens that learned birth control in school.
ACCESSION #
23942399

 

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