Population Decline

Abstinence Does Help to Lower Teen Birth Rates

A new study released 29 May 2014, reported that America’s total fertility rate has hit a low that has not been experienced since 1986.

At just 1.86 births per woman, America is now on the same course as many European nations. Researchers say that the main reason for the birth rate in America is the “striking drop in teen birth rates.”

The new teen birthrate is a record low: 26.6 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19.

This is a 10% drop from 2012 and a 57% drop since 1991.

Abstinence really DOES work and our nation is beginning to take notice!

[3 June 2014, abstinence.net, http://www.abstinence.net/uncategorized/abstinence-helps-lower-teen-birth-rates/ ; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/us-birthrate-plummets-to-record-low/?page=2]