U.S. kids’ health: Teen births down, early drug use up – The Chart – CNN.com Blogs

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U.S. kids’ health: Teen births down, early drug use up – The Chart – CNN.com Blogs.

“The report, which is a compilation of statistics from numerous organizations, found that births to adolescents declined for the second consecutive year in the U.S. A drop in the adolescent birth rate, from 21.7 per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 17 (2008) to 20.1 per 1,000 (2009, preliminary data) was reported. And the preterm births declined for the third consecutive year, with a drop in the proportion of infants born before 37 weeks, from 12.3 percent (2008) to 12.2 percent (2009, preliminary data).

“It is reassuring to see continued declines in the preterm birth rate and adolescent birth rate,” said Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Guttmacher noted although the numbers were promising, the federal government did not identify reasons for the declines.”

Uhm, abortion? Just because teenagers aren’t having babies doesn’t mean they are not getting pregnant.  Where are those numbers?  Oh, hm. In my thesis.

 

It’s not all flowers and rainbows.

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