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Teen Birth Rate Up For Second Year in a Row
Date:3/18/2009

inence and contraception, rather than either/or.

NCHS data on changes in the teen birth rate between 2006 and 2007 indicate:

  • The birth rate increased 1% for those aged 15-17 and 1% for those aged 18-19. The birth rate for those aged 10-14 remained unchanged.
  • The birth rate among Hispanic teens declined 2% and increased 2% for non-Hispanic whites, 1% for non-Hispanic blacks, and 2% for Asian/Pacific Islander teens.
  • The teen birth rate among Native American teens increased a dramatic 7%.

"The only good news is that the increase in the teen birth rate in 2007 was less than the increase in 2006," said Sarah Brown. "Let's hope that 2 years of an increasing teen birth rate reminds policymakers, parents, and others that our efforts to help young people delay pregnancy and parenthood must be more intense and more creative, and must rely on the very best research available on what works."

Please visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org for more information on the teen birth rate increase, the full results of the public opinion survey, and other relevant materials and resources.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families. Our specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy, especially among single, young adults. We support a combination of responsible values and behavior by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors.


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