Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Matthew Moskowitz, Journalist

With all of the “dark” news being shed over the world and some people think we are in a state of turmoil, but I bring good news especially to all the concerned parents of teens. Teen pregnancies have dropped down nine percent over the course of a single year, according to a recent study by the government. This drop marks a record low in the continually-decreasing trend. So you can now say some good news came out of the government.

Over the past 26 years, there has been a decline of 67 percent in the amount of teen births occurring in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That’s average decrease in 2.5 percent each year since 1991. Overall in 2016, there were 3,941,109 births in the country, meaning the fertility rate amongst American women was at a record low of 62 percent. The nature of this “phenomenon” has even been acknowledged by scientists who are now excited since they know that the majority of teen births are unintentional.

 

While the rate of teen births is decreasing, the rate of births among women 30-44 years old have increased a total of 7 percent, which might come as a shock to most. For all the suspicious and paranoid mothers of teenage girls out there, you don’t need to be as worried as you think. The government’s recent study has shown proper evidence and somewhat concludes that teens aren’t always up to as much bad things as you think they are.