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One-third of sex ed omits birth control

October 2, 2010 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, United States, Daily Email Recap

Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods, according to a new government report released Wednesday.

Many teens apparently are not absorbing those lessons other recent data shows that after years of steady decline, the teen birth rate rose from 2005 to 2007. It dipped again in 2008, to about 10 percent of all births.

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on face-to-face interviews with nearly 2,800 teenagers in their homes from 2006 through 2008. Female interviewers from the University of Michigan asked the questions for the CDC.

For full article, visit:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39195543/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


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