Teen pregnancy rates lowest in two decades

Did you know that the cost of teen pregnancies cost U.S tax payers $9 BILLION a year?

At a time when teen pregnancy is being celebrated on reality TV the actual number of teen pregnancies has fallen over the years.

Sex education has been playing a positive role in teenager’s lives.

“In 2009, around 410,000 teenage girls, ages 15 to 19, gave birth in the United States. That’s a 37 percent decrease from the teen birth rate in1991. Then, 61.8 births per every 1,000 females was a teen pregnancy. The rate has now dropped to 39.1 births per 1,000 women. Yet according to the United Nations, the rate of teen pregnancy in the United States is nearly nine times higher than in the majority of other developed nations.”

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