CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Fell to Record Low in 2009

Fewer teens are having babies in the United States -- but not few enough, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although teen births dropped 37 percent nationwide over the last two decades to an all-time low in 2009, the rate is still 9 times higher than in other developed countries. "Though we have made progress in reducing teen pregnancy over the past 20 years, still far too many teens are having babies," CDC director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said in a...Full Story
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