See stark differences between U.S. average birth rate vs. Texas average birth rate.
Teen birth rate per 1,000 female population, ages 15-19
U.S. average: 21/1000
Texas average: 60/1000 [The Intellectualist]
According to a new report by left-leaning advocacy group Texas Freedom Network, more than 25 percent of state school districts didn’t offer any sex education to its students in the 2015-16 school year. And in more than 53 percent of Texas’ classrooms, students were told to just not have sex.
“Texas is failing our students and their families,” TFN President Kathy Miller said in a statement. “We have to trust young people with the information they need to make wise decisions about their reproductive health and their future. Ignorance won’t protect them.”
But the report notes that these stats are, in fact, an improvement. Eight years ago, there were 96 percent of Texas school districts taught abstinence-only or no sex education.
High schools across Texas have grabbed national attention for their neglect to properly educate their sexually-active students (surprise! Teenagers are still going to have sex even if you tell them not to).