In the United States, 57 out of 1000 young women ages 15-19 will become pregnant. Out of all developed nations, these numbers are by far the highest.
The debate concerning the most effective way to curb this problem has been raging in the political and social arena for years. Sex education programs in public schools are widely supported by many Americans as a solution. However, though everyone agrees the end goal is to decrease the outrageously high unintended teen pregnancy and STI contraction rates in the U.S., there is major dispute about the appropriate content of these programs. Concerns over the moral implications of teaching high school students about sex have seriously stunted the nation’s movement to provide teens with medically accurate information about sex and contraceptives. This has left many students without the education they need to make informed choices.Read More