Black Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low
We could all use some good news this week!
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 77,749 babies were born to mothers under the age of 20 in 2013. The numbers represent an all-time low since the government agency began recording teen birth rates in 1940.
Non-Hispanic Black teenagers saw the largest decline between 1991 and 2012.
The CDC attributes the change to “a number of behavioral changes, including decreased sexual activity, increases in the use of contraception at first sex and at most recent sex, and the adoption and increased use of hormonal contraception, injectables, and intrauterine devices.”
To read the full report, click HERE.