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Six reasons teen births are plummeting
By Sarah Kliff
The United States’ teen birth rate hit a new low in 2013, preliminary federal data published Thursday shows.

The Center for Disease Control’s new report finds there were 26.6 births for every 1,000 women between 15 and 19 last year. That’s a 10 percent decline from 2012 — and also lower than any year on record.
The drop in the teen birth rate has coincided with a decline in the teen abortion rate, which separate research shows is also at an all-time low. Taken together, those two numbers show that fewer American teenagers are getting pregnant  right now than at any time the federal government has kept track.

The big question for public health researchers is why. What are teenagers, and the people who influence them, doing right to drive down the teen birth rate? There’s no one answer. Instead, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy thinks there are least a half-dozen different things happening — all at once — that are working together to lead to a lower number of teen births.
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Six reasons teen births are plummeting

By Sarah Kliff

The United States’ teen birth rate hit a new low in 2013, preliminary federal data published Thursday shows.

The Center for Disease Control’s new report finds there were 26.6 births for every 1,000 women between 15 and 19 last year. That’s a 10 percent decline from 2012 — and also lower than any year on record.

The drop in the teen birth rate has coincided with a decline in the teen abortion rate, which separate research shows is also at an all-time low. Taken together, those two numbers show that fewer American teenagers are getting pregnant  right now than at any time the federal government has kept track.

The big question for public health researchers is why. What are teenagers, and the people who influence them, doing right to drive down the teen birth rate? There’s no one answer. Instead, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy thinks there are least a half-dozen different things happening — all at once — that are working together to lead to a lower number of teen births.

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(From Vox)

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