June 1, 2014

Self Control + Birth Control

1 US Teen Pregnancies at Record Low

Teen births in the U.S. are plummeting, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, and have fallen by ten percent just in the last year, which demographers call "quite dramatic." In 2013, there were 274,641 births to teens ages 15 to 19, which the NCHS says is the lowest number since it began tracking the data nationwide in 1933. Even more striking than the one-year drop in the rate of teen births -- from 29.4 per 1,000 teens in 2012 to 26.6 last year -- is the comparison to 1970, when teen births peaked at 644,708. Last year's figure represents a decrease since then of more than 370,000 births, or fully 57 percent fewer. One activist promoting teen pregnancy prevention attributed the trend to "the magic formula of less sex and more contraception."

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Tags: Birth Control, Teen Pregnancy Rates, US Teen Birth Rates, US Teen Births Hit New Low, Teen Contraception

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