Teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. are at their lowest point since records began in 1946. Experts correlate the decline to teens having less sex or the use of condoms during intercourse.
“Young people are being more careful,” says Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
According to USA Today:
The new numbers elaborate on federal data released in November that found the teen birthrate dropped 9% from 2009 to 2010, to a historic low of 34.3 births per 1,000 teens. That’s down 44% from 61.8 in 1991. The all-time high was 96.3 during the Baby Boom year of 1957.
Now only if we could get them to stop texting while driving.