Today the CDC released a new report entitled "Estimated Pregnancy Rates and Rates of Pregnancy Outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008". Though the data isn't really that shocking. The basic summary is that the teen pregnancy rate continues to dropped to 68.9 teens (ages 15-19) per 1000. That's a 40% drop in the teen pregnancy rate since 1990.
The other non-surprising news was that births to older mothers continues to rise. In fact, the birth rates in women ages 40-44 have steadily increased since 1991. Births to moms who were in the early 20s dropped to a low in the recording period (1990-2008). There were a total of 6,578,00 births in 2008.
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