The U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate declined by 36% from 1990-2002.
The U.S. Teen Birth Rate declined by fully one-third from 1991-2004.
The birth rate among teenagers again declined 2% in 2005, continuing a trend from the early 1990s. The rate is now about 40 births per 1,000 females, ages 15 to 19. That is the lowest level in the 65 years for which a consistent series of rates is available.
The U.S. teen birth rate is still the highest among industrialized countries.
The U.S. Teen Abortion Rate also declined by 37% from 1990-2002.
[Alan Guttmacher Institute, 10/06; National Center for Health Statistics, 11/06]