Graph of the Day for February 6, 2010

"Data released this week from the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on sexual and reproductive health, shows that the teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in 2006, the first increase since the late '80s. The institute, a pro-choice organization, says that abstinence-only sex education programs that took root during the Bush administration are to blame for the increase."  The LA Times.


Birth Rates for teenagers 15-19 years in the U.S.: 1991, 2000, 2005 and 2006



Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Hoven's Index for February 6, 2010


Results of a peer-reviewed study on the chances that teens will have sexual intercourse within two years of receiving some type of sex education (at an average age of 12.2) or not:


Probability for teens that received abstinence-only sex education:  33.5%

Probability for teens that received some other type of, or no, sex education:  48.5%

Statistically significant reduction in chances due to abstinence-only sex education:  33%


Source:  The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.  Also reported in regular media.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Data released this week from the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on sexual and reproductive health, shows that the teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in 2006, the first increase since the late '80s. The institute, a pro-choice organization, says that abstinence-only sex education programs that took root during the Bush administration are to blame for the increase."  The LA Times.


Birth Rates for teenagers 15-19 years in the U.S.: 1991, 2000, 2005 and 2006



Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Hoven's Index for February 6, 2010


Results of a peer-reviewed study on the chances that teens will have sexual intercourse within two years of receiving some type of sex education (at an average age of 12.2) or not:


Probability for teens that received abstinence-only sex education:  33.5%

Probability for teens that received some other type of, or no, sex education:  48.5%

Statistically significant reduction in chances due to abstinence-only sex education:  33%


Source:  The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.  Also reported in regular media.


Graph of the Day Archive.