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Trump wants to spend $277 million on the most ineffective method of contraception

$277 million

Donald Trump’s budget proposal wants to dedicate $277 million to abstinence education.

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$277 million

But telling teenagers not to have sex is the least effective method to avoid teenage pregnancies, compared to investing in sexual education and birth control methods.

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$277 million

In the past, states in the US that increased abstinence education saw more pregnancies among teenagers, according to a study published in 2011.

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States that focus more on abstinence education, like Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Arkansas, have higher proportions of teenage pregnancies.

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