National Teen Pregnancy Rate Reaches Historic Low!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
According to 2012 data released by the CDC, the national teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low of about 29 per thousand girls. Since its peak in 1990, pregnancy has declined 52 percent for 15-17 year-olds and 36 percent for 18-19 year-olds.
The National Campaign attributes this decline to three factors: ""...more teens are waiting to have sex; they also report fewer sexual partners; and better use of contraception,"" said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
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Let's keep up the good work here in South Carolina!