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So listen up here. I’m doing a project on sex education in the united states. My project isn’t about abstinence only vs comprehensive, but while doing research I found some things interesting: Teen pregnancy rates are not significantly lower in states with accurate comprehensive sex ed than states without it. 

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Here is a map of the sex education in the united states. Red is where sex education is mandated, and the stripes are where sex education has to be medically accurate (it’s scary enough that in the majority of states, teachers could be actively lying to you and it would be legal)

But, here’s the map of teen pregnancy rates in the US (the darkest states with rates from 7.8-10.5% of teen girls having had a pregnancy):

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Now, we like to see a general correlation here. It’s easy to see one, with some of those big dark red states in the bottom picture also being gray in the top picture, but the thing is, there’s not enough correlation? What about like Idaho, or the states in the northern/central part? not all of them have high pregnancy rates, in fact, some of those gray states have very low rates of pregnancy. New Hampshire is a gray state and it has the lowest rate of teen pregnancy in the country. Heck, New Mexico mandates sex education, but it has the *highest* rate of teen pregnancy with almost 1 out of every 10 teen girls. Also, the averages of teen pregnancy rates only differ by about 4 girls per thousand (64 teen pregnancies per thousand in states without medically accurate sex ed, and 60 in states with medically accurate sex ed) 

So what the fuck is the correlation???

Guess what!! It’s poverty and race. 

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Here you have the states with the highest rate of Hispanic and African Americans!!!

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Here are the rates of poverty in the united states!!!!

Look!!! A really strong correlation!!! Wait, so the most teen pregnancies happen in states with high poverty rates and high rates of racial minorities? 

But you know, it’s definitely comprehensive sex education teaching kids to have sex. Plus, there’s no racism in america and there’s no poverty cycle. 

The thing is, teens having unprotected sex has little to no correlation with: media, education, or ‘loose moral values’ (non-religious people). Teen pregnancy has to do with poverty and racism. But the most horrendous part to me is that I uncovered this with about 8 hours worth of google searching census data, but it feels like politicians can’t figure it out. 

So listen up here. I’m doing a project on sex education in the united states. My project isn’t about abstinence only vs comprehensive, but while doing research I found some things interesting: Teen pregnancy rates are not significantly lower in states with accurate comprehensive sex ed than states without it. 

Here is a map of the sex education in the united states. Red is where sex education is mandated, and the stripes are where sex education has to be medically accurate (it’s scary enough that in the majority of states, teachers could be actively lying to you and it would be legal)

But, here’s the map of teen pregnancy rates in the US (the darkest states with rates from 7.8-10.5% of teen girls having had a pregnancy):

Now, we like to see a general correlation here. It’s easy to see one, with some of those big dark red states in the bottom picture also being gray in the top picture, but the thing is, there’s not enough correlation? What about like Idaho, or the states in the northern/central part? not all of them have high pregnancy rates, in fact, some of those gray states have very low rates of pregnancy. New Hampshire is a gray state and it has the lowest rate of teen pregnancy in the country. Heck, New Mexico mandates sex education, but it has the *highest* rate of teen pregnancy with almost 1 out of every 10 teen girls. Also, the averages of teen pregnancy rates only differ by about 4 girls per thousand (64 teen pregnancies per thousand in states without medically accurate sex ed, and 60 in states with medically accurate sex ed) 

So what the fuck is the correlation???

Guess what!! It’s poverty and race. 

Here you have the states with the highest rate of Hispanic and African Americans!!!

Here are the rates of poverty in the united states!!!!

Look!!! A really strong correlation!!! Wait, so the most teen pregnancies happen in states with high poverty rates and high rates of racial minorities? 

But you know, it’s definitely comprehensive sex education teaching kids to have sex. Plus, there’s no racism in america and there’s no poverty cycle. 

The thing is, teens having unprotected sex has little to no correlation with: media, education, or ‘loose moral values’ (non-religious people). Teen pregnancy has to do with poverty and racism. But the most horrendous part to me is that I uncovered this with about 8 hours worth of google searching census data, but it feels like politicians can’t figure it out. 

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I have a serious problem with MyFitnessPal

So, I used to use MyFitnessPal, and I used it when I lost most of my weight. I had it set to 1200 net calories per day. 

At the time, that what I ate. I ate even less. I ate, a 180 calorie KIND bar for breakfast, about 300 calories for lunch in the form of half a turkey sandwich, an apple, and a V8, and whatever my mom made for dinner. Plus I had softball practice 5 days a week. I lost 30 pounds in 3 months or so. 

And I’m trying to lose again, but I can’t really count calories anymore because it makes me obsess. However, I have started using MFP again, and counting. And again, it has me at a net of 1200 calories a day. However, I find that eating a normal, and healthy amount of food puts me over that number. Today, I had greek yogurt and granola, soup and salad, and a small piece of meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Had I not done 50 minutes of intense cardio, I would have gone over the net of 1200. There is no way that I can do that amount of cardio every day. 

Numbers are very difficult for me. But I don’t know what else to do anymore. And I’m at a better place than I was, I know that 300 isn’t a maximum for a meal. I don’t strive to starve myself, I don’t feel guilty for eating an apple. But after 2 days of counting again, I’m already obsessing and restricting again. I can’t have a cookie. Because that calorie goal is so low. 

My problem is this. My Fitness Pal does not know my body composition. It can’t accurately tell me how much I burned, or what my BMR is, simply on the basis of “I’m 18, I weigh 175 pounds, and I’m lightly active” 

But I want to lose weight like I used to. I just don’t know what to do. 

Any tips?

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