January 26, 2010

Obamababies! Teen Pregnancy Rates Rise For The First Time In 20 Years

Look at that, Obama's the president for one year, and already there's a spike in teen pregnancy:

The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, raising alarm that the long campaign to reduce motherhood among adolescents is faltering, according to a report released Tuesday.

The pregnancy rate among 15-to-19-year-olds increased 3 percent between 2005 and 2006 -- the first jump since 1990, according to an analysis of the most recent data collected by the federal government and the nation's leading reproductive-health think tank.

I tell you, this'd never happen if Sarah Palin was president.


Meanwhile, hats off to UPenn professor Rebecca Maynard, who I can only imagine won some kind of Department of Economics and Social Work drinking game for placing this quote in an article about teen sex:

"It could be a lot of things coming together...It could be we just bottomed out, and whenever you are at the bottom, it tends to wiggle around. This may or may not be a sustained rise."
Rise in teenage pregnancy rate spurs new debate on arresting it [washpost]

5 Comments

"[T]his'd never happen if Sarah Palin was president."

I hope that's a joke.

The whole commentary on the story is sarcastic right? I am hoping and assuming so since the study used 2006 data, not 2009/2010 data. The study actually started pointing fingers at abstinence only sex ed promoted during the last administration (which are no longer funded by the new administration).

how am I supposed to answer this? If I have to explain it, it isn't funny...

or should I say, not as funny as the idea of millions of extra teens rushing to get knocked up in the first two months of Obama's term.

Clearly Diablo Cody is the real culprit here.

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