The teen birth rate in the United States has reached the lowest rate ever recorded, declining 25% in the last four years.
Unfortunately, the CDC also reports that:
- although the number of births to teens between the ages of 15-19 years dropped 10% from 2010 to 2011, there were still 329,797 births to teen mothers in 2011, which doesn't include the 3,974 birth to children between the ages of 10 to 14
- the birth rate for females aged 15-19 years is still at 31.3 births per 1,000
- there are still wide disparities in the teen birth rates by race and ethnicity
And we know that teen birth rate in the U.S. is still one of the highest among industrialized countries.
It makes you wonder why this hasn't been an issue in this election.