A new US government report indicates 6 out of 10 high school students never have.
Will the condition of parental consent increase or decrease teen pregnancies?
Economics might not be the most obvious discipline for studying teenage sexual activity and its results, but the dismal science can, in fact, throw some light on what seems an intractable modern problem.
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined by 40 per cent since 1990. Abstinence and the pill are both claimed to have played a role. But for those who use neither, certain experts propose a solution that takes the decision out of their hands. Doesn't this show more clearly than ever before the disregard for human dignity in the contraceptive approach?
It was always obvious to any sane adult that giving contraceptives to teenagers would do next to nothing to stop them getting pregnant.