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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Teen Pregnancy in the US

  • Teen births lowest in years, By Jennifer Keefe, October 13, 2013, Foster’s Daily Democrat: “The Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics has reported teen births are at all-time lows — the lowest since World War II. In its National Vital Statistics Report of birth rate data for 2012, statisticians report a significant drop in births to teenagers 15-19 years old. Teen births were down 6 percent from 2011 to 29.4 births per 1,000 teenagers. The number of births dropped 7 percent to 305,420, the fewest since the end of World War II…”
  • Forsyth teen pregnancy rate drops for fourth straight year, By Richard Craver, October 16, 2013, Winston-Salem Journal: “The number of pregnancies among Forsyth County teens dropped 8.4 percent during 2012 to 508 — the fourth consecutive yearly drop, according to data released Wednesday by the N.C. State Center for Health Statistics…”