Wednesday, February 27, 2013

U.S. Teen Birth Rates at An All-Time Low Due To...You Guessed It

Abstinence?  No, silly.  


Following a years-long trend, teen pregnancy rates have dropped to a record low of 31.3 births per 1,000 women. This drop is linked to the use of more effective forms of birth control by teens.

Some teens are great parents, but teen pregnancy is risky, resulting in high rates of complications for mothers and babies, not to mention the economic difficulties that often accompany young parenting.  Waiting for your body to be ready and until you have a good job makes everything easier, so I think that low teen birth rates are a good thing, in general.

Let's hope that Texas teens still have the access to birth control they need to keep this trend going now that our state is waging its unholy war against Planned Parenthood.

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