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U.S. teen birth rate at all-time low; economy cited

• AP

The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in 70 years of record-keeping — a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession.

The birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls ages 15-19, according to a government report released Tuesday. It was a 6 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest since health officials started tracking the rate in 1940.


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Comment by Powell Gammill
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I'm sure the Clinton Administration's ceasing paying teens to make babies had nothing to do with it.   Bush certainly maintained it.  Black Bush?  Maybe he reversed it with a stimulus package ;-)

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