by Dina Morad, Outreach Manager
National Women's Law Center
Today the Washington Post reported a success! Teen pregnancy rates in DC have dropped considerably from 1996 (164.5 pregnant teens out of 1000) to 2005 (64.4 pregnant teens). Studies have illustrated that access to a range of birth control methods and an increased use of condoms and other contraceptives have played a role in driving the rate down –- once again expressing the need for comprehensive sex education.