QUOTE(thekohser @ Sat 10th March 2012, 11:02pm)
the population of Hispanics in the United States has increased dramatically, especially in the childhood and teen age cohorts. They are more likely to be Catholic, and thus adhere to a more conservative approach toward sexuality (i.e., abstinence), so we are seeing the impact of this demographic seismic shift in the age of onset of sexual activity.
That might have something to do with it, but I'm not sure 35 million Hispanics in 2000 to 50 million at present can completely explain the magnitudes of kids waiting to have sex. Other kids have to be waiting longer too, don't they? If it was 0 to 50 million over the same time period, those figures would be about the size, assuming all Hispanics never have sex as teens, which isn't right either. It turns out Hispanics get pregnant about 50% more often than most kids, but I don't know how much of that is due to birth control taboos.