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Teen Birth

Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

Phillip B. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Phillip B. Levine

Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.

Behind the Sharp Decline in Teen Births

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon L. Camp

The recently-reported decline in teen pregnancy can be linked almost exclusively to improvements in teens' contraceptive use, according to new data from a major government study, the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth.

So Much For That "Abstinence Only" Idea: Teen Birth Rate Rises For First Time Since 91

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials and reviving the bit...