Since 1990 teen births have fallen by one -third and teen abortions have fallen about one-half.
Something quite remarkable has happened to teenage pregnancy rates in the past few years.
They’ve reached a three-decade low, down by 40 percent since 1990.
Teen births and abortions also have fallen respectively by one-third and one-half.
Preventing unwanted pregnancies: Forget sex ed and compare the pill to IUDs. - Slate Magazine
From a Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
(Washington, DC) --
The U.S. teen birth rate declined 8 percent in 2011, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Since the recent peak in 1991, the teen birth rate has declined 49 percent and declined a full 25 percent between 2007 and 2011 alone.
The overall national teen birth rate as well as rates for all age groups and all racial/ethnic groups are at historic lows.
"The continued decline in the nation's teen birth rate has been positively breathtaking and the credit for this remarkable national success story goes to teens themselves," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Details from the report include:
◾The teen birth rate for girls age 15-19 decreased 8% between 2010 and 2011, from 34.2 births per 1,000 to 31.3 per 1,000. This is following a 10% decline between 2009 and 2010.
Teen birth rates are at their lowest levels since NCHS began tracking teen childbearing in the 1940s.
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From CBS news:
U.S. teen pregnancy rates at an all-time low across all ethnicities - HealthPop - CBS News(CBS News) The rate of teenagers becoming mothers is declining rapidly, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The average teen birth rate decreased 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reaching an all time low of 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19.
That's a 44 percent drop from 1991 to 2010. There were less teenage mothers in 2010 than any year since 1946.