Teenage pregnancy among females, 15-19 declined from 49.2 pregnancies in 1994 to 32.1 in 2003. Abortion rates also dropped from 22.1 to 17.1. This raises interesting questions as to why the decline in teenage abortion. Is it due to improved sex education, a rise in the desire to remain single or does it stem from fear of sexually transmitted diseases?
It is ironic that youth today lives in the most sexually permissive era in human history and is now moving away from promiscuity. I find these statistics fascinating and confusing. How about you?