Joeprah is writing today about the 13-year-old boy in the U.K. who says he fathered a child with his 15-year-old girlfriend. Word of warning: Joeprah writes, "This article is written with tongue firmly planted in cheek." But you'll find much of the information in news accounts like this one.
Here's the rest:
(Again, tongue in cheek...)
For many years the race to have the highest teen pregnancy rate among developed nations was very much a one sided affair. Hungary, Canada, New Zealand, Australia-unfit to really even be in the race. The U.S. was lonely on top and quite simply dominated the competitors. Now, however, it looks like the U.K. has finally started to "step up" and give the United States a real run for their money.
Back in 1996 the U.K. was a distant fourth to the teen pregnancy juggernaut which is the United States, but through perseverance, dedication and maybe a little luck the Americans can now say, "The Redcoats are coming!" again. That's right, the British are setting their sights on the U.S. once again, but this time they want the teen pregnancy title.
With tactics like these in place, the U.K. makes it clear that they not only want to close the gap between themselves and U.S. (when it comes to teen pregnancy) but overtake their rivals.