Writing for Babble has been wonderful for a number of reasons. One of them is that I’m plugged in to way more parenting news than ever before. Which is kinda neat. In fact, earlier today, I ran across a parenting-related study conducted by the Washington University of Medicine that simply blew my mind. I’m not sure how much money was spent on the research, but if they spent only a penny, then they got ripped off.
According to Washington University‘s website:
High school students who smoke, drink, use drugs… or engage in other risky behaviors also are more likely to become pregnant or to impregnate a sexual partner, according to a new study from psychiatry researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Oh my gosh, y’all. Who in the world would have ever thought that teens who booze it up and get high are more likely to end up with pregnancies? Good thing for Washington University. Good thing I read the entire article, too. Because the title of the article was confusing to me: Pregnancies More Likely in Teens who Smoke, Drink and Use Drugs. Maybe I didn’t get the title because it seemed like such a stretch.
The brainiacs behind this study were also involved in ten other studies. I’ve listed the headlines pertaining to each study’s result for your convenience. You know. In case you weren’t aware of them.
- There’s Been Snow This Winter
- Amy Chua Has a New Book Out
- Michael Jackson’s Relationship With Bubbles, The Chimp, Deemed Disturbing by Some
- Hitler Had Anti-Semetic Tendencies
- There’s a Football Game This Sunday
- Social Networking Site Facebook Gaining Momentum
- Prolonged Exposure to Rupaul Confuses Young Children
- Turns Out Brett Favre Was Kind of a Loser
- Heidi Klum is Remarkably Hot
- Charlie Sheen Enjoys Porn, Blow