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The Cause of the Rise in Morning After Pill Use

A new poll published in July 2015 has shown that an increasing number of teen girls are using the morning-after pill on a regular basis.

Even though far fewer teenagers are having sex than teens a generation ago, more than 1 in 5 sexually-active teen girls have used the morning-after pill.

Just a decade earlier, that number was 1 in 12 [ of sexually active girls].

The rise could be attributed to the fact that minors can now get the morning-after pill without a prescription.

However, we also believe that the increase is due to the Obama administration’s change in the kind of sex-education being given to our American teens.

Rather than teaching abstinence until marriage and the value of sex, our teens are learning [incorrectly] that sexual exploration is a good and healthy thing.

It is not.

Please remind the teens in your life that they don’t have to be sexually active to be normal in our culture.

In fact, the percentage of sexually active teens ages 15-19 has declined 14% among girls and 22% among boys over the last 25 years.

The most fulfilling, risk-free, sexual relationships can only be found within marriage!

[http://www.abstinence.net/our-blog/comprehensive-sex-ed/the-cause-of-the-rise-in-morning-after-pill-use/ ; Abstinence Clearinghouse, 5 Aug 2015, e-newsletter]