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Oh! The Irony Of It All!

Sexual Confusion: Researchers from the University of British Columbia Nursing School reported in December that lesbian and bisexual high school girls are seven times more likely to get pregnant than other girls. A leading hypothesis is that those girls may try to disguise their sexual identity by uninhibited heterosexual behavior.

Addressing a conference in Hobart, Australia, in May, professor Julie Quinlivan, dean of the University of Notre Dame, Australia's medical school, said that for disadvantaged teenage girls, becoming pregnant is a good thing, teaching a sense of responsibility that may otherwise not develop. Such teen mothers were more likely to stop smoking, stay in school and find jobs.

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