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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Agree with Zyphilin...as long as we also teach them that condoms (and the pill, and everything else) has a notable failure rate. (Ie, "safe sex" will never be entirely safe.)

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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    as an evil conservative I advised my son he must remain abstinate until he marries the woman of his dreams because she deserves it

    in the mean time when he gets the urges I told him to ride the hershey highway bareback Who loves ya Baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

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    Are you serious? LOL
    Very. I cant think of anything off hand. We are talking about inventing, not exploiting.
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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    THAT is a sad story.

    It begs for more information now; did you ever get to meet your mom? Did you resent her? If when you found her, have you reconciled your issues with her giving you up and did she try to explain the reasons for what she did?
    it's not really a sad story, I was adopted by a childless couple who had tried for several years to have children, and couldn't. I only know about my bio-mom from the non-identifying documents associated with the adoption, I've never met her. For all intents and purposes, my adoptive parents ARE my parents.
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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Four out of every five babies born at Parkland Hospital in Dallas do not have a father listed on the birth certificate.

    The problem is far more involved than just when people get married.
    One issue that I've seen, often, is that many of these teenage girls are impregnated by men who are much older (5+ years) and are the victims of what is ostensibly statutory rape. That's probably a significant contributor to not listing the name of the father. The other issue is that these girls tend to come from homes with low educational attainment, with high levels of conflict and dysfunction, in areas of high poverty. So, we are talking about a specific subsection of society.

    From Wikipedia, but this research is very consistent across the board:

    [edit] Age discrepancy in relationships
    According to the Family Research Council, studies in the US indicate that age discrepancy between the teenage girls and the men who impregnate them is an important contributing factor. Teenage girls in relationships with older boys, and in particular with adult men, are more likely to become pregnant than teenage girls in relationships with boys their own age. They are also more likely to carry the baby to term rather than have an abortion. A review of California's 1990 vital statistics found that men older than high school age fathered 77 percent of all births to high school-aged girls (ages 16–18), and 51 percent of births to junior high school-aged girls (15 and younger). Men over age 25 fathered twice as many children of teenage mothers than boys under age 18, and men over age 20 fathered five times as many children of junior high school-aged girls as did junior high school-aged boys. A 1992 Washington state study of 535 adolescent mothers found that 62 percent of the mothers had a history of being raped or sexual molested by men whose ages averaged 27 years. This study found that, compared with nonabused mothers, abused adolescent mothers initiated sex earlier, had sex with much older partners, and engaged in riskier, more frequent, and promiscuous sex. Studies by the Population Reference Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics found that about two-thirds of children born to teenage girls in the United States are fathered by adult men age 20 or older.[31]
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy]Teenage pregnancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    The research indicates, to me at least, that we will not solve the issue of teenage pregnancy in the U.S. until we start dealing with the issue of adult men (over age 20) having sex with teenaged girls. It's time to start holding the MALE PARTNERS accountable.

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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The research indicates, to me at least, that we will not solve the issue of teenage pregnancy in the U.S. until we start dealing with the issue of adult men (over age 20) having sex with teenaged girls. It's time to start holding the MALE PARTNERS accountable.
    uh, if it is statutory rape you are talking about, men go to jail far more often and for longer than women do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Bush was a slag. Its evidently spilled over into the American youth.
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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Psst, that's what I'm talking about. Don't JUST teach abstinence only education, and don't JUST focus on condoms and the right ways to have sex and encouraging people to experiment and find their sexuality while never saying anything about abstinence because its not realitsic to think kids won't have sex.

    Teach BOTH. Promote abstinence, promote it as being the SAFEST choice, encourage kids to go that route, and teach the problems and issues that can come about through sexual conduct....but also teach them the proper ways to be safe for WHEN they eventually begin to have sexual encounters, dispell the myths about alternative ways to have "safe sex" (such as pulling out). Don't just do one while not doing, or paying just lip service, to the other. Do BOTH.
    I can't argue with that.
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    Re: Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The research indicates, to me at least, that we will not solve the issue of teenage pregnancy in the U.S. until we start dealing with the issue of adult men (over age 20) having sex with teenaged girls. It's time to start holding the MALE PARTNERS accountable.
    You . . . actually think they get some sort of a pass? Especially on a societal level?
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