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Teen Pregnancy Is at Historic Low in U.S.

Data released Wednesday from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the number of pregnancies among U.S. teenagers dropped to a the lowest number since 1991. Birth rates for teens ages 15-19 of all races dropped 9 percent from 2013 to 2014: That’s a staggering drop of 61 percent from 1991 to 2014. Only seven states were an exception to this cross-country drop. In Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Maine, Vermont, North Dakota and Wyoming, the teen pregnancy rate remained virtually unchanged between 2013 and 2014. The report also found that the average age of women giving birth for the first time was 26 years old in 2014.

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