“Forbidden Fruit” in The New Yorker

Why do so many evangelical teens become pregnant? This week’s New Yorker tackles this question in the story “Red Sex, Blue Sex,” which draws upon research from the book “Forbidden Fruit” by UT sociologist Mark Regnerus.

Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers,” published last year by Oxford University Press, tells the story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision making.

Watch Regenerus discuss the book in this Take 5 video. Or check out the story and tell us what you think.