The news: In the past few years, it's been repeatedly reported that teen birth rates in the United States have dropped to a record low. But that's just a national average. What about rates on a state-by-state level? And why?
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The new birth rate numbers are out, and they're a disaster. There are now only Some of the decrease is due to good news, which is the continuing decline of teen pregnancies, but most of it is due to people getting married later and choosing to have fewer children. And the worst part is, everyone is treating this news with a shrug. It wasn't always this way. It used to be taken for granted that the best indicator of a nation's health was its citizens' desire and capacity to reproduce.
Why is the teen birth rate in the United States so high and why does it matter?
The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance may frown upon contraception , researchers say. If that same culture isn't successfully discouraging teen sex , the pregnancy and birth rates rise. Mississippi topped the list for conservative religious beliefs and teen birth rates, according to the study results, which will be detailed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Reproductive Health. See the full top 10 below.
Teen birth rates across the nation in Here's a state-by-state table. New York State has one of the lower teen birth rates in the nation, according to numbers out this week from the National Center for Health Statistics. The Empire State's rate was Only eight states had lower rates check out the map above.