Teen Pregnancy Rates Rise
According to a study authored by Alison Spitz of the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, teen-age pregnancy and abortion rates rose significantly in the 1980s. Pregnancy rates among girls aged 15 to 19 had decreased to 87.7 per thousand in 1985, but then increased to 95.9 in 1990. Although the only definitive national data goes through 1990, the CDC reported that the birth rate among teenagers dropped 2 percent in 1992, and 2 percent in 1993.
Media Resources: The Nando Net and the Associated Press - April 3, 1996