The promiscuous youth of New York is finally discovering the benefits and the wonders of birth control as teen pregnancy is down 27% in New York City schools.
“Two things are happening here — teens are using more contraceptives, and they’re also delaying sexual activity,” Health Commissioner Tom Farley told the NY Daily News.
As optimistic as Farley’s claims are, we all know the real reasons there are much fewer pregnancies in inner-city areas in New York. Birth control is now being used more by high school students than ever before — and you’d be surprised how efficient these new condoms are.
Plus, most of these schools give out condoms on a regular basis and the morning-after pill is even available in some school clinics.
Here are the numbers:
For every 1,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19, 72.6 got pregnant in 2010 – down from 98.8 in 2001.
The rate was 43.1 for girls 15 to 17 and 114.5 for 18- and 19-year-olds.
There are about 19,080 teen pregnancies a year in the city — down from 24,815 in 2001.
Sexual activity has also dropped by 26 percent – from 50.9 percent to 37.8 percent of public high school students.
More girls were using the Pill or other long-term birth control methods the last time they had sex – 17.3% in 2009, up from 26.9% in 2011
These numbers would be a lot lower if parents were more okay with letting their daughters use birth control as early as high school. The stuff is basically risk free, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t say no.
Sean Levinson | Elite.