Teen Birth Rates In The US Hit All-Time Low
According to the CDC, the drop in overall teen birth rates is partly due to a decline in births among black and Hispanic teens.By Christian Bryant | April 28, 2016
Teen births in the U.S. have hit an all-time low, thanks in part to a drop in births among black and Hispanic teens.
In a report published Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says births among black teens dropped 44 percent while births among Hispanic teens dropped 51 percent since 2006. That's part of a 41 percent drop in births among all teens in the U.S. during the same time period.
The CDC says community-wide initiatives — like pregnancy prevention interventions and reproductive health services — helped with the overall decline in teen births.