2009 June 01 Monday
Bad Girls Get Pregnant As Teens

Try hard to guide naughty juvie girls away from a life of crime and they'll get pregnant less often.

CORVALLIS, Ore. A program aimed at reducing criminal behavior in juvenile justice teens has yielded a surprising side benefit. The program is also reducing the teens' rate of pregnancy, according to a new study out this week.

David Kerr, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Oregon State University, and Leslie Leve and Patricia Chamberlain of the Eugene-based Oregon Social Learning Center, conducted the research, which will be published in the April edition of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Their work was funded in part by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The study was conducted with 166 teen girls ages 13-17 with histories of criminal behavior who had been court-mandated to receive out-of-home treatment. The girls were randomly assigned to either receive the Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) program, which involved one-on-one care in the homes of highly trained foster parents, or the services they would have received had they not participated in the study, which was usually treatment in a group care facility.

Crime chicks get knocked up a lot. Even a quarter of crime chicks put in with high quality foster parents still got themselves pregnant.

The results were dramatic, according to lead author Kerr of OSU. About 26 percent of the girls assigned to receive the specialized Treatment Foster Care program became pregnant, compared to almost 47 percent of teens in group care.

So look, what's going on here? Crime genes are getting propagated. Dysgenesis. We are DEVO. D-E-V-O. Think of it as evolution in action.

These are bad girls.

"These girls are extremely compromised," Kerr said. "They are not doing well. They have had a hard time in different areas, including criminal behavior, drugs and risky sexual activity. Many of them had already been pregnant before the time of the intervention."

Girls in the foster care system get themselves knocked up - thereby ensuring the cycle repeats. We should intervene to break this cycle.

Kerr said while teen pregnancy rates have fallen in recent years, the United States still has one of the highest rates compared to other industrialized nations. And that rate is even higher among females in the foster care system. One survey of child welfare systems in three states found that nearly half of girls in the foster system reported a pregnancy by age 19.

What's the answer? Norplant. Really. Norplant. Girl in foster care? Norplant. Make pegnancy a biological impossibility.

Once the girls turns 18 offer her money to keep getting Norplant at least for a few years. Break the cycle of crime, poverty, drug abuse, child abuse, welfare, and dependency. We should regain a sense of pride and a sense of desire to reverse our decay and stop problems that are stoppable.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2009 June 01 11:17 PM  Human Nature

Ned said at June 2, 2009 5:44 AM:

"There are no good girls gone bad, only bad girls found out."

- Mae West

OneSTDV said at June 2, 2009 6:27 AM:

But all they need are nice white liberals to guide them!

Will the establishment ever just accept that genetics plays a significant role in outcomes?

Some wordy bastard said at June 2, 2009 9:25 AM:

"Girls in the foster care system get themselves knocked up"

There you go again, blaming the victims!

It is clearly all the evil, sexually predacious males in the foster care system that prey on these poor girls.

Kill all men, I say.

The Undsicovered Jew said at June 2, 2009 11:53 AM:

What's the answer? Norplant. Really. Norplant. Girl in foster care? Norplant. Make pegnancy a biological impossibility.

How about Intrauterine Devices? They last longer than norplant:

Intrauterine Device


The IUD is the world's most widely used method of reversible birth control,[1] currently used by nearly 160 million women (just over two-thirds of whom are in China where it is the most widely used birth control method, surpassing sterilization).[2] The device has to be fitted inside or removed from the uterus by a doctor or qualified medical practitioner. It remains in place the entire time pregnancy is not desired. Depending on the type, a single IUD is approved for 5 to 10 years, and trials have demonstrated the copper T 380A to be effective for at least 12 years.[3]


miles said at June 2, 2009 12:28 PM:


Run for President. You'll get my vote, we think alike. Miles

Rob said at June 2, 2009 1:11 PM:

How about tubes tied. Works even better.

Randall Parker said at June 2, 2009 9:14 PM:


Sure, I'm all for offering money for sterilization.

The Undiscovered Jew,

But women can remove an IUD. Contraception has to be fool proof. Literally.


My roll is to explain to the silenced people with good sense that they are not alone in believing what they believe. Gotta snap the reasonable back into political engagement and get people to start insisting on policies that will preserve civilization rather than destroy it.

Rex Cramer said at June 3, 2009 6:05 PM:

Some things you just can't change:


Engineer-Poet said at June 5, 2009 10:21 AM:

Another possibility is to treat non-support as a crime for single and teenage parents, including the mothers.  Use academic achievement as a proxy for income for those not yet graduated from school.  Make them work every minute they aren't in school until they can get a job that pays for their kid.  Bunk them in single-sex dorms so they can't have more babies.

The underclass presenting the biggest problem would probably never be able to pass a decent high-school graduation test, let alone get a job that supports a family.  They would be stuck in the system for life unless they had some other exit.  Let that exit be vasectomy or tubal ligation.  If permanent sterilization was the price of parole, this underclass would become a one-child group at most and the problem would shrink radically over time.

girlschools said at July 4, 2009 2:17 AM:

It good that some programs are implemented to reduce the teens pregnancy rate, it is become one of the biggest issue in our society. These teenage girls should get proper education and guidance from the family. There are many schools which is mainly design to provides valuable education for girls, in which they can able to choose for right path in their life.


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