So much for safe sex

Teenage birth rates are on the rise, the first increase since 1001.

New polls show teens are messing more these days and that they are not using protection when they do.

So much for either safe sex or President George W. Bush’s much-ballyhooed emphasis on “abstinence-only” sexual educations.

Obviously, those educational programs need to include more information on what goes where and why and what happens when they do.

Teenage Birth Rate Rises for First Time Since ’91 – The teenage birth rate in the United States rose 3 percent in 2006, the first increase since 1991, fueling a debate about whether the Bush administration’s abstinence-only sexual education efforts are working. [Washington News]