Published Online: April 17, 2012
Published in Print: April 18, 2012, as Teenage Pregnancies

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Teenage Pregnancies

"Birthrates for U.S. Teenagers Reach Historic Lows for All Age and Ethnic Groups"

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Since 1991, the rate at which teenagers give birth has dropped by 44 percent, according to a data brief from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

The birthrate among American teenagers is now 34.3 per 1,000 women ages 15-19—the lowest rate in any year since 1946.

Between 2007 and 2010, rates declined in the District of Columbia and in every state except Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia.

Vol. 31, Issue 28, Page 5

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