U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.Teen birth rates highest in most religious states - Kids and parenting- msnbc.com
The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn't successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Teen birth rates highest in most religious states - Kids and parenting- msnbc.com
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