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