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Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says
Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on reproductive health. The recent fall in these three rates shows that teen births may be down in part because fewer teens are getting pregnant in the first place, researchers said. The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 51% between 1990 and 2010, according to the report. The 2010 rate of 57.4 pregnancies per 1,000 teenage girls and women 15-19 also represents a drop of 15% since 2008 alone. The teen birthrate also declined by 44%,...

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