January 5, 2018

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Fewer teens are having sex as declines in risky behaviors continue (Lenny Bernstein, January 4, 2018, Washington Post)

The number of high-school-age teens who are having sex dropped markedly over a decade, a trend that includes substantial declines among younger students, African Americans and Hispanics, according to a new government report released Thursday.

The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed especially steep declines in the past two years. It adds to evidence about ongoing progress in reducing risky behavior by teenagers, who are becoming pregnant, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using marijuana at rates lower than younger people before them, according to public health surveys.



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