U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year

Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year

The birth rate for U.S. teenagers hit an all-time low in 2015, the seventh straight year a new record has been set. 

Overall, there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an 8% drop in just one year.

Declines like this add up. The teen birth rate is now 46% lower than it was in 2007 and 64% lower than in 1991, researchers at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found.

That means the teen birth rate in the U.S. is now comparable to the...

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