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  1. Many U.S. Teens Have Intercourse Before Getting Sex Ed

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows 83 percent of sexually active teenage girls have not had a sex education course before losing their virginity. The study found that 14.6 percent of 15 year olds, 28.5 percent of 16 year olds, and 38.6 percent of 17 year olds have had sex at least once. Worringly, only 15 percent used effective contraception. This may go a long way toward explaining how 1,700 babies are born each week to teens aged 15 to 17.

    Sources: The Wire, CDC, LA Times

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