The Rapid Decline in Teen Births Is a Huge Public Health Success Story

June 3, 2016

(Vox) – America’s teen birthrate has hit a new low, marking the seventh straight year of decline. New federal data shows that in 2015, there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 girls between 15 and 19. That’s an 8 percent decline from 2014 — and a 43 percent decline since just 2007. That’s remarkable: In less than a decade, the United States’ teen birthrate has fallen nearly in half.