CitizenLink – News Briefs – Parental-Notification Laws Reduce Premarital Sex Among Minors:

A new study finds that state laws requiring parental involvement in the pregnancy decisions of teen girls reduce risky sexual behavior, LifeNews reported.

The study, conducted by Jonathan Klick, a law professor at Florida State University, and Thomas Stratmann, a professor of economics at George Mason University, will be published in an upcoming edition of The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.

Girls prefer to avoid having to admit to parents that they’ve been engaged in sexual activity, Klick said, so laws that require a parent to be informed their daughter is considering abortion are a deterrent.

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