US Teen Births At Record Low

Dropped by half since 1991


HYATTSVILLE, Md., May 24 (UPI) — The U.S. teen birth rate dropped by half since the 1991 high of 62 per 1,000 teens ages 15-19 to a record low of 31 per 1,000 teens in 2011, officials say.

Brady E. Hamilton, T.J. Mathews and Stephanie J. Ventura of the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said their report showed the most recent decline in U.S. teen childbearing of 25 percent from 2007-11 were sustained, widespread and broad-based, but followed a long-term trend. However, the overall decline from 1991 was briefly interrupted in 2006 and 2007.


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  1. It’s not because teens are waiting until they are older either. So don’t celebrate quite yet Conservatives. Kids are going to have sex. That’s all there is to it. We as parents are doing a more practical job of teaching our kids and discussing, I believe. “Don’t have sex til you’re married” doesn’t work. “Please don’t have sex until you’re old enough, BUT if you do, please be safe. Buy condoms, come see me and I will help.” —That does. You can not stop it entirely, but you can help by giving them the tools they need to be safe. Exactly why anyone against the Morning After Pill should reconsider their stance.

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