Contraception And Plummeting Teen Birth Rate

August 20, 2014 8:30 PM

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Good news taxpayers. Teens are wising up and using contraception, which has led to a dramatic drop in the teen birth rate. The 57 percent drop is credited with an estimated four million fewer births, and it has saved the U.S. government billions.

Researchers at the CDC say the declining teen birth rate is broad-based, with the rate dropping in all 50 states and among all ethnicities. In the report, researchers are estimating that the government saved $12 billion in 2010 alone. Teen mothers are more likely to need various forms of assistance,...

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