Study Lauds Abstinence Programs; Condom Use Proves to Be Just as Effective

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Study Lauds Abstinence Programs; Condom Use Proves to Be Just as Effective


Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Abstinence and contraceptive use have been equally successful in reducing teen pregnancy between 1991 and 2001, according to a study released yesterday.

"We were surprised, and we were sort of happy to hear that we're making good progress in both areas," said John Santelli, lead author of the study conducted primarily by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.

"It clearly suggests that whatever the nation is doing is working."

The results, which attribute 53 percent of the decrease to increased abstinence and 47 percent to increased use of contraceptives, are based on analysis of three sets of data from girls ages 15 to 17 involving teen pregnancy, sexual behavior and contraceptive use.

Data on contraceptives, which showed increased use and use of more effective methods, came from the National Survey of Family Growth.

Data on teen girls' sexual behavior came from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which shows the number of teens ages 15 to 17 who were sexually active decreased from 50.6 percent in 1991 to 42.7 percent in 2001.

Teen pregnancy data came from the National Center for Health Statistics, whose numbers show a decrease in pregnancy among girls ages 15 to 17 by almost one-third between 1991 and 2000, the latest year for which data was available.

The study "Can Changes in Sexual Behaviors Among High School Students Explain the Decline in Teen Pregnancy Rates in the 1990s? …

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