Friday, July 13, 2007
Teens Growing Up Too Quickly is Not Always a Bad Thing?
I have heard many adults complain that kids are growing up too quickly. But here is an example where it may be a good thing. A new study out of Washington suggest that teens are becoming more and more like married people. (They are having less and less sex!) The study indicates that fewer high school students are having sex and when they do, it is more likely that they are using condoms. It is good news that the teen birth rate has hit a record low. More teens then ever are graduating from high school. Ed Sondik , director of the National Center for Health Statistics said, "The implications for the population are quite positive in terms of their health and their well-being." This means the risk of sexually transmitted diseases is lower. The birth rate in the 15-19 age group was 40 per 1,000 in 2005 down from ten years ago.