Thanks to 'Teen Mom' and MTV, the Teen Birth Rate Is Now Lower Than Ever
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When teens get pregnant, most drop out of school. When they drop out of school, they likely face a life of economic insecurity. And the role that discrimination plays in their decisions to drop out raises serious civil rights concerns. So, it was good news to read an article in the Seattle Times recently reporting that in Washington state, overall teen pregnancy rates are declining.
The U. As of , the teen birth rate This represents a 9 percent drop from
The teen birth rate in the U. Nonwhite and younger teens have led the way in declining birth rates in recent years. Although the teen birth rates among blacks and Hispanics have fallen faster than among whites, the racial disparity in teen childbearing remains wide.