Report: Teen Pregnancy Lowest In 40 Years

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute reveals teen pregnancies have reached their lowest level in almost 40 years.

According to the report, 7% of United States teens became pregnant in 2008, A 42% drop from the early 1990's. The report also finds the number of teen births and abortions have declined dramatically.

Although these reductions were across all racial and ethnic groups, researchers say pregnancy rates among black and Hispanic teens are two to three times higher than white teens.

Improved contraception among teens is thought to be responsible for declining pregnancy rates.


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:26 PM
    I seriously doubt that. Consider the source....yawn...
  • by Jennifer C Location: MHC on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:39 AM
    Does that mean we are raising more moral daughters or contributing to the delinquincy of our daughters through birth control.
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      by ? on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:15 AM in reply to Jennifer C
      either way a positive outcome
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        by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM in reply to ?
        You mean she can have sex and not get knocked up? How about teaching your daughters to have respect for themselves and wait for marriage. There are worse things than getting pregnant. Like HIV, herpes, warts and other STD's.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM in reply to Jennifer C
      Give us your genius opinion Jennifer, since you seem to have all the answers.
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      by To Jennifer on Feb 12, 2012 at 09:58 PM in reply to Jennifer C
      Of course it is through birth control and agencies such as PPH. Teen-agers didn't have sex prior to 1960-everybody knows that! All those "unwed" mother homes and illegal, deadly abortions, and secret DNC's for the wealthy were just our imagination! If you think going back far enough you will find a different human nature, Jennifer, you are in for quite a shock!
  • by ibxer on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:40 AM
    Super!
  • by Wow on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:07 AM
    Good news for a change!
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