A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC survey indicates that nearly 40 percent of all high school students report they have had sex, and 9. Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 54 percent reported condom use and 30 percent reported using birth control pills, an intrauterine device IUD , implant, shot or ring during their last sexual encounter. The birth rate for women aged years was According to CDC, reasons for the decline are not entirely clear, but evidence points to a higher number of teens abstaining from sexual activity and an increased use of birth control in teens who are sexually active. Though the teen birth rate has declined to its lowest levels since data collection began, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. Certain social and economic costs can result from teen pregnancy.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina - Wikipedia
More than 93 percent of parents place high importance on sex education in both middle and high school. Sex education in middle and high school is widely supported by parents regardless of their political affiliation. More than 89 percent of parents that identified as Republicans or Democrats support including a wide range of topics in sex education including puberty, healthy relationships, abstinence, sexually transmitted diseases STDs and birth control in high school. In middle school, 78 percent or more of both parents that identified as Republicans and Democrats support the inclusion of those topics. Controlling for key demographic factors, parents that identified as Democrats are more likely than those that identified as Republicans to support the inclusion of the topics of healthy relationships, birth control, STDs, and sexual orientation in both middle and high school. However, a strong majority of Republican parents want all these topics included in sex education.
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Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In , the U. Census Bureau estimated the population was ,,  making it the 15th-most populous city in the U. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area , whose population ranks 22nd in the U.