Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Teen Preggars Rate Increase Due to Hispanics?

According to an article in The Washington Post,

Rise in teenage pregnancy rate spurs new debate on arresting it

By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, raising alarm that the long campaign to reduce motherhood among adolescents is faltering, according to a report released Tuesday.


The cause of the increase is the subject of debate. Several experts blamed the increase in teen pregnancies on sex-education programs that focus on encouraging abstinence. Others said the reversal could be due to a variety of factors, including an increase in poverty, an influx of Hispanics and complacency about AIDS, prompting lax use of birth control such as condoms.

Wow. An influx of Hispanics, huh? If I were Hispanic I suppose I'd be pretty pissed by that statement, specially without any evidence in support of that claim.