Falling teen pregnancy, birthrates: what's behind the declines?

  title={Falling teen pregnancy, birthrates: what's behind the declines?},
  author={Patricia Donovan},
  journal={The Guttmacher report on public policy},
  volume={1 5},
About half of the almost 1 million US teenagers who become pregnant each year carry their pregnancies to term and give birth. However, after years of steady increases, teen birthrates in the US are lower and pregnancy rates have fallen to their lowest level in 20 years. Teenage sexual activity is also declining. Over the period 1991-96, the birthrate in the US among teens declined from the 20-year high of 62.1 births/1000 females aged 15-19 to 54.4/1000. This 12% decline comes after a 24… CONTINUE READING