Teen Pregnancy

The Brian Lehrer Show

Teen Pregnancy Down; Against NY’s Gun Laws; Cantor’s Speech

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley talks about why the city’s teen pregnancy rate has been on the decline over the past decade, and why the Bronx still has the highest rate in the country. Then, Thomas King of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association explains why the group is against new state gun laws. Plus: your stories on navigating the differences between Western and alternative medicine; the obstacles to higher education for first generation college students; and allegations of fraud against S&P.

The Takeaway

Teen Birthrate Hits Record Low

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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. 

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The Takeaway

Teen Pregnancy Rate Rises

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, according to a report released today by The Guttmacher Institute. The pregnancy rate among 15-to-19-year-olds increased three percent between 2005 and 2006.