UK has 'highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe'
That's a rather limited study, which fails to mention things like the USA
A study on teen pregnancy in Europe which doesn't mention the USA? How strange
And actually, the study does mention the US:
[quote:thgfv1wz]Notably, the United States has the highest adolescent fertility rate of all developed countries, and 73 percent of 15- to 19-year-olds giving birth report that their pregnancies were unplanned.
I'd say the article's failure to mention the US was due more to the fact that it was a UK paper reporting news that would be of interest to UK citizens.
I'd go one further and say this: I don't know much about the politics of The Independent, but I would venture to guess that the omission of the US was designed to raise alarm bells with UK citizens about their own problem with teen pregnancy... whereas if they had mentioned the US as being even worse then everyone in England would just say "oh, well of course they are" and go about their day. It's spin. Mention only that which is necessary to get the reaction you're after.
Or perhaps I've just been rendered slightly paranoid and skeptical about the media considering the fact that US media is so slanted and biased.