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Teen birth rates drop


Teen births are at their lowest in nearly 70 years. The National Center for Health Statistics reports the number of teenagers giving birth dropped nine percent from 2009 to 2010. There were 34.3 births for every 1,000 teens in 2010. That is the lowest rate since 1946. 

The rates dropped across all racial and ethnic groups and nearly all states. Experts believe teens are using more contraception and waiting to have sex.




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