A recent study found a correlation between a state’s religiosity and teen pregnancies.
Researchers believe that this correlation might be caused by conservative religious culture’s attitudes towards contraceptive. They point out that conservative religous attitudes towards pre-marital sex do not seem to stop teens from engaging in such activities, it only discourages them to do it safely.
I’m honestly not surprised. The conservative religious cultures these researchers are talking about are the same “the bible is literally true, word for word” people, and as such are not very keen on reality. There would be a lot less unwanted teen pregnancies (and thus less unwanted and under cared for children) if they realized one very simple, unchangeable fact: teens are going to have sex no matter what you say or do. They always have, they always will. There is nothing you can do to stop it. You may not like it, but that is reality, and it cannot be changed no matter how hard you pray.