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SOMETHING’S WORKING Teen Births Reach New Low Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Teen Births Reach New Low

The kids are going to be all right. Teen births reached a historic low in 2012, half of what they were at their peak in 1991, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Rates were highest for minorities, more than doubling that of white teens. Overall, the national birth rate stabilized after four years of steady decline. Concerning the drop in teen birth, a spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said, “It really is this magic formula of less sex and more contraception that has driven the rates down.” You don’t say?

September 6, 2013 7:03 AM

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