Almost all U.S. teenagers receive formal sexual education by the time they turn 18, but only two-thirds of them are taught birth control, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by The Associated Press (AP). The study, which is based on interviews with almost 2,800 teens from 2006 to 2008, also shows a surge in the teen birth rate from 2005 to 2007. Both results were linked to abstinence-only sex education. Since the study ended, the federal government has devoted more funding to programs that discuss birth control.
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