Report: Lower teen pregnancy linked to birth control

12/1/2006 | Yahoo!

Improved use of contraceptives accounted for much of a decline in teenage pregnancy between 1995 and 2002, and reduced sexual activity was behind a much smaller share of that drop, an American Journal of Public Health report finds. The data raise questions about current government policies to promote abstinence-only sex education as the primary way to prevent adolescent pregnancy, researchers say.

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