Record Low Teen Birth Rate Not Low Enough, CDC Says

April 8, 2014 5:34 PM

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Record Low Teen Birth Rate Not Low Enough, CDC Says

The number of young teens having babies has plummeted by two-thirds since 1991, but still, 1,700 girls aged just 15 to 17 deliver babies every week in the U.S., federal officials reported Tuesday.

Why? Ignorance, mostly — they’re not talking to their parents, they're not being properly educated about birth control and when they do try to use it, they use the least effective methods, such as condoms alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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