Birth Rate for Young Teens Lowest Since 1946The Birth Rate for Young Teens Lowest Since 1946
CDC researchers said the drop in births among girls aged 10 to 14 might be a sign that programs emphasizing abstinence and other forms of birth control were having an impact on this high-risk group.
They noted that the downward trend in births occurred despite a rise in the number of girls in this age group.
We keep reading and seeing how our kids are going down the tubes, this is good news. It looks like a lot of parrents are doing a good job.
"A number of surveys have shown that in recent years fewer teenagers are sexually active, and they seem to be acting more responsibly," said Fay Menacker, a CDC statistician and one of the authors of the study.