Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year

The birth rate for U.S. teenagers hit an all-time low in 2015, the seventh straight year a new record has been set. 

Overall, there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an 8% drop in just one year.

Declines like this add up. The teen birth rate is now 46% lower than it was in 2007 and 64% lower than in 1991, researchers at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found.

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