SO IS THIS GOOD? Teen birth rate continues to fall in U.S., hitting historic low.

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via UPI:

Births to teen moms in the United States reached a historic low in 2022, dropping 3% from the previous year, a new government report shows.

Teenage births fell among both younger teens, ages 15 to 17, and older teens, aged 18 to 19, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

With exceptions in 2006 and 2007, the teen birth rate has now declined every year since 1991, according to the CDC.

That’s welcome news, given that young moms face higher odds of birth complications, including preterm birth. According to the World Health Organization, adolescent mothers 10 to 19 years old are also more likely to have obstetric complications than women aged 20 to 24.

 

h/t Glenn

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