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Study: teen males less worried about becoming fathers

pregnant teenThe number of sexually active teenagers in the country hasn’t risen in the past eight years, and those having sex are more likely to use multiple forms of protection, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the number of boys who said they wouldn’t mind being a father if they were to get a girl pregnant has risen considerably since 2002, reflecting a possible shift in young men’s attitudes over the stigma of raising a child out-of-wedlock.

The Centers’ National Survey of Family Growth showed that 64 percent of today’s teenage males thought it was “acceptable” for young, single people to have children, up 14 percentage points when compared to similar data collected in 2002.

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