By: Ivana Bozic
A recent article in the LA Times revealed that researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a decline in birth rate among girls 15-19. The study shows that teenager girls in the states are waiting longer to begin having sex and when they do, they are using proper and dependable forms of birth control.
Research like this is important especially at a time like this because one of the hottest issues during this election year is birth control and a woman’s right to decide how she handles her pregnancy.
I think if girls are aware of the dangers and risks of underage sex and know they have support if they choose to become sexually active then the number of underage girls having sex will continue to decline because the peer pressure to participate in what others are doing won’t be present.