Nearly 1,700 births a week to young teens

April 9, 2014 2:56 PM

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Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, they still account for more than a quarter of all teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy,” the CDC said in a statement.

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