"Of every eight babies that were born in West Virginia, one was born to a teen mother."
PBS Newshour reports on the rising trend of teen pregnancy and birth rates in West Virginia and how, surprisingly, it has led to comprehensive sex education. Although the trend across the nation has been declining, the exact opposite is happening in West Virginia. As of May, West Virginia "has the eighth highest teen birth rate of the fifty states."
Here at More than Sex-Ed, we support the comprehensive sex education taking place in West Virginia. As studies have shown, traditional sex education is not effective in reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates. That is why it is now more important than ever to implement comprehensive sex education in our schools.