Birth Rates for U.S. Teenagers Reach Historic Lows

April 10, 2012 Updated Apr 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM EDT

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Birth Rates for U.S. Teenagers Reach Historic Lows

April 10, 2012 Updated Apr 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM EDT

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. teen birth rate reached historic low levels in 2010.

According to a report overview from the NCHS:

The teen birth rate declined nine percent from 2009 to 2010, to an all-time low of 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19, according to the report. The report also fewer babies were born to teens in 2010 than any year since 1946.

Read the NCHS report overview HERE.