Teen pregnancies reach record low


    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Teen pregnancies in the US are at a record low. That’s according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    In 2009, around 410,000 teenage girls gave birth. That’s a 37 percent decrease from the teen birth rate nearly twenty years earlier.

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    But according to the United Nations, the rate of teen pregnancy here in the US is still nearly nine times higher than in the majority of other developed nations.