Teen Birthrate Hits Record Low

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According to a new study by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birthrate fell to an all-time low in 2009. Last year, there were 39.1 births per thousand girls between the ages of 15 and 19.  Early data from the first six months of 2010 show that the downward trend continues. 

To explain the factors that may be driving these trends are Katy Suellentrop, Director of State Support at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, and Pat Fagan, Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council.