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Teenage Birthrates

By Nirvi Shah — May 22, 2012 1 min read
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While teenage birthrates in the United States have declined 44 percent since 1990, they remain higher than rates in other developed countries.

Analyzing data from the National Survey of Family Growth, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that from 2006 to 2010, an average of 57 percent of women 15 to 19 years old had never had sexual intercourse, an increase from 49 percent in 1995.

The report released this month also finds the proportion of teenagers who had never had sex did not differ by race or ethnicity.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 23, 2012 edition of Education Week as Teenage Birthrates

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