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Teen birth rates have decreased dramatically

Posted: 9:45 AM, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-16 09:45:52-05

A new government study reveals teen birth rates have decreased dramatically in recent years, although geographical differences remain.

Data shows that between 2007 and 2015, teen births dropped by 50-percent in large urban area, 44-percent in medium to small urban areas and only 37-percent in rural counties.

In fact, rural area had the highest teen birth rates for white, black and hispanic females.