NAEA: Abstinence Education Works in Georgia
Teen Pregnancy Rate Slashed by nearly 50% since Georgia Mandated Abstinence Education
Washington, DC – Members of the National Abstinence Education Association congratulate Georgia educators and parents on the tremendous success of abstinence education in their state. Georgia officials recently announced new figures showing that teen pregnancy rates have consistently and dramatically dropped for 11 straight years since the institution of abstinence education. The pregnancy rate for ages 15-17 years has fallen from 68.3 (per 1000) in 1994 to 36.8 in 2005, a decrease of 46% over the past 11 years.