Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Society:  Adolescent Birthrates

The U.S. adolescent birthrate is by far the highest among industrialized nations. The birthrate among girls ages 15 to 19 was 39.1 per 1,000 teens in this age group in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available. The rate in Western Europe ranges from about 24 per 1,000 teens in the U.K. (slightly lower than the U.S. white non-Hispanic rate) to four in the Netherlands.

From Sex-Ed Less Effective in Red States, Study Says by Christopher Wanjek, February 7, 2012 at Vitals on msnbc.com.

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