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(Some Guy)   The teenage birth rate has dropped to a 65-year low, thanks either to abstinence programs or contraceptives, depending on who you ask   (alternet.org) divider line 188
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2007-06-29 11:33:53 PM
couldn't be abortions.
 
2007-06-29 11:36:36 PM
I'm going to go with neither, just to piss both sides off.
 
2007-06-29 11:37:06 PM
kids today are just too dumb to know where to stick it.
 
2007-06-29 11:39:04 PM
I blame changelings.
 
2007-06-29 11:39:05 PM
ACM1312: couldn't be abortions.

According to TFA, you are correct:
The abortion rate among this age group is also going down.
 
2007-06-29 11:39:22 PM
Me, I'd use the specious reasoning correlating the decline of prayer in schools to the decline in teen pregnancies. See how that floats their boats.
 
2007-06-29 11:40:49 PM
I blame Jeebus. Meddling prick.
 
2007-06-29 11:44:11 PM
global warming?
 
2007-06-29 11:51:54 PM
Well, since EVERY study done on the subject that I've ever seen indicated that common-sense sex ed REDUCES teen pregnancy and that abstinence programs INCREASE it, I'll choose (B).

But don't let that stop the "Eww! Sex is dirty!!!" abstinence crowd from chasing that white elephant. If nothing else, they're good for a laugh.
 
2007-06-29 11:57:19 PM
You can thank Bill Clinton, because he said getting a bj wasn't having sexual relations.

So naturally, they became very popular with the kids, problem solved.
 
2007-06-29 11:58:37 PM
hard to get her pregnent when you stick it in her pooper.
 
2007-06-30 12:05:36 AM
maudibjr - isn't that where shiatty kids come from?
 
2007-06-30 12:07:03 AM
aren't all the teens today having the buttsecks and bj parties? maybe that explains it.
 
2007-06-30 12:08:54 AM
To be fair, we've had some of our key players on injured reserve, and some have been plagued by legal difficulties, but I predict that after this year's draft, and a good preseason workout, our numbers should rebound in no time.
 
2007-06-30 12:10:37 AM
TennesseeTuxedo: To be fair, we've had some of our key players on injured reserve, and some have been plagued by legal difficulties, but I predict that after this year's draft, and a good preseason workout, our numbers should rebound in no time.

the all-fetus team?
 
2007-06-30 12:13:53 AM
Is this, somehow, connected to the weird virgin births that have occurred with some animals?
 
2007-06-30 12:15:56 AM
FredaDeStilleto: Is this, somehow, connected to the weird virgin births that have occurred with some animals?

midichlorians.

/goddamn stupid plot device
 
2007-06-30 12:28:09 AM
It sure as hell is not abstinence. The percentage of fundies has been going down and even the promise ring kids have sex before marriage 90% of the time. If people think more people are waiting till marriage to have sex now than 65 years ago, they are nuts.

dahmers love zombie: /goddamn stupid plot device

It was stupid the first time I heard it too.
 
2007-06-30 12:29:00 AM
Encouraging kids postpone having sex until they're mature enough to handle the possible consequences does not equate to telling them that sex is dirty. It does equate to telling them to wait until they can handle the possibilities of incurable diseases and parenthood. Is there something inherently conservative about common sense?

/going to bed before I get any crankier
/probably gonna roust husband to see if we can make another consequence
 
2007-06-30 12:34:11 AM
I blame the rainbow party.

The book and the party.
 
2007-06-30 12:34:30 AM
I thought school and juvie was so toxic now that they are all sterile. Plus they are all 4' tall!!
 
2007-06-30 12:34:53 AM
I blame the buttsecks.
 
2007-06-30 12:35:01 AM
Oh bloody hell; as if 6.5 billion humans running around like idiots aren't enough. I mean really, every once in a while people can be alright but do we need this many of them?

People - stop breeding. k, thanks.
 
2007-06-30 12:35:17 AM
Teh AIDS?
 
2007-06-30 12:35:50 AM
fear. of. aids.
 
2007-06-30 12:36:22 AM
Anal and BJs FTW.
 
2007-06-30 12:36:27 AM
Relatively Obscure

ACM1312: couldn't be abortions.

According to TFA, you are correct:
The abortion rate among this age group is also going down.



...and in other news, coat hanger sales are skyrocketing.
 
2007-06-30 12:37:12 AM
Maybe it's just that teens aren't getting any...

/Wait.
//Nevermind.
///I was just thinking of this one teen.
 
2007-06-30 12:37:30 AM
IrishSignora

When do kids listen?

Of course you can educate the little bastards and encourage them to wait to have sex.

But, they don't listen. I'm all for learning to cope with the consequences of ones actions, but unfortunately, this kind of mistake is (can be) devastating to both the parents and the child.

So it's also smart to educate the kids about ways to prevent pregnancy, in case they decide not to listen about abstinence.
 
2007-06-30 12:37:37 AM
I blame Al Gore. Kids these days don't meet in person, they just chat over the Internet.
 
2007-06-30 12:38:31 AM
All the damn emo kids who are too depressed or too busy cutting themselves to have sex are bringing down the #'s.
 
2007-06-30 12:38:42 AM
I say we blame To Catch A Predator...
 
2007-06-30 12:39:26 AM
So naturally, they became very popular with the kids, problem solved.

Hell yeah. I totally agree. When I was a teenager and we were sitting around deciding to drink, do drugs and have sex, we stopped and considered "How would the POTUS characterize this behavior"
 
2007-06-30 12:40:17 AM
But not blowjobs. I had never even heard of such a thing until Clinton was president.

/Damn new-fangled sex positions.
 
2007-06-30 12:41:29 AM
Contraceptives. Thread over.

/Catholic actually.
//Slashy for another beer
////What happened to triple slashy?
///oh yeah.
 
2007-06-30 12:41:30 AM
I'd say that sex education is definitely a big part. seems like most people are smart enough to use protection these days. it don't matter how loud you preach it, you ain't gonna get teens to stop having sex. it's just natural...and most of those that do wait, or so i've noticed, arnt quite right in the head if you know what I mean. *cough*LOSER*cough*
 
2007-06-30 12:42:08 AM
heh...my 15 y.o. stepson is getting interested in girls...talking about workin his "pimp juice"...I've seen the girls he's capable of pulling, and makes me wish I were 15 again.

/bad thoughts
/15'll get ya 20.
 
2007-06-30 12:44:51 AM
Everything wins. The rising social acceptance of pretty much everything other then vaginal sex; also contraceptive use, availability of abortions...but yeah, the one thing it certainly is not the result of is abstinence.
 
2007-06-30 12:45:01 AM
I think it's due to the success of certain abstinence programs, such as Technical Virgin.
 
2007-06-30 12:46:26 AM
S
 
2007-06-30 12:48:24 AM
Doing it in the ear is the only natural way.
 
2007-06-30 12:49:25 AM
Maybe parents are just realizing they need to talk to their teens and have prolly told them to wait till they are mature enough to make such a decision.
 
2007-06-30 12:51:11 AM
Discreetly passes dyank69 a tissue. ;) even dirty old men need to be tidey ;)
 
2007-06-30 12:53:05 AM
God is quite irate!
 
2007-06-30 12:55:46 AM
Not taking sides but I know 3 kinds of teen girls
(1) Puts out like crazy and has 1+ kids
(2) Puts out like crazy and has no idea why she hasn't got knocked up yet.
(3) Doesn't put out and has no kids.

I'm going to go with the option that something other than contraceptives is at work. For whatever reason, they just are not as fertile as they use to be.
 
2007-06-30 12:56:13 AM
Sex robots. Has to be the sexy, splendid, non-reproductive sex robots.

images.contactmusic.com
 
2007-06-30 12:56:25 AM
img266.imageshack.us

Won't someone please think of the children's children?
 
2007-06-30 12:56:43 AM
Woops, 4 kinds

(4) Fat and ugly 1+ kids.
 
2007-06-30 12:57:05 AM
It is sex education that is responsible. They are learning stuff somewhere.

Someone should look on the internet and see if they can find out where.
 
2007-06-30 12:57:05 AM
I say it is because of all the sex with teachers going on.
 
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