Data from this study show (or shows) a striking decline in teen pregnancies and abortions in the United States. This information flies in the face of public misperceptions of teen sexuality:
Perhaps it seems like things are getting worse because there’s always a new trend that inspires moral panic about teens’ risky sexual behavior — like sexting, “raunchy” pop songs, the college “hook up culture,” and TV shows’ supposed “glamorization” of teen pregnancy. Social conservatives also often raise concerns about the fact that Americans are increasingly having sex and children outside of marriage, equating changing family structures with bad choices.The geographic trend is also interesting...
I'll defer any commentary on that distribution.
Via The Dish.