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He wants to know if he can talk with you for a while and take notes on your answers. So you sit down with this researcher, and he starts asking you questions: Have you ever had sex? Who with?
By Prymface. Yesterday's release of under conception figures received very little media attention. Given the way the media usually reacts to teenage pregnancy rates, you'd think that the news that rates had decreased for yet another year would see tabloids and politicians jumping for joy.
A new study by Analisa Packham, an economics professor at Miami University, has nicely served that purpose. Based on the media coverage of this study, one would think that there was a teen-pregnancy epidemic in Texas. Specifically, between andthe number of Texas minors who gave birth fell by over 24 percent.
The rate of teenage pregnancy in the United Kingdom is relatively high, when compared with other developed countries; the only other Western countries with higher teenage pregnancy rates are the United States and New Zealand. The number of resultant births is presently at the lowest rate since the mids. Also found was that the most deprived areas had higher proportions of conceptions leading to a maternity.
Conservative organizations are not the only ones that have bought into this mythology. Recently, a staffer from a prominent pro-choice organization was quoted in the New York Times as saying, "While we would all like and hope and prefer that young people abstain from having sex, that is not what many young people, unfortunately, are doing. People are having sex at every age.
Around 95 per cent of Britons believe that the country is in the grip of a teen pregnancy epidemic, a myth that ministers and health agencies have warned is 'normalising' pregnancy amongst under 16's and pushing up teenage pregnancy rates, the Independent has learned. An Ipsos MORI poll found that almost a quarter of years olds believe four out of 10 under's fall pregnant each year in the UK: the real figure is less than 1 per cent. Children and Young People's Minister Kevin Brennan warned that overestimating the number of teens that get pregnant could have dire consequences for teen pregnancy levels in the UK, which are already the highest in Europe.
Every year, an estimated 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2 million girls aged under 15 years become pregnant in developing regions 12. Approximately 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2. The global adolescent birth rate has declined from 65 births per women in to 47 births per women in 6. Despite this overall progress, because the global population of adolescents continues to grow, projections indicate the number of adolescent pregnancies will increase globally bywith the greatest proportional increases in West and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa 7.
Despite this statistic, there is much silence about the lives of young women and one of their greatest challenges: teen pregnancy. With one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in all of Latin America, Nicaragua is a country in which children have their own children. The World Bank indicates that, in the last decade, there has been no change in the fertility rate of adolescents in Nicaragua when other Latin American countries have had advances with this theme.