Pregnancy Rates on the Decline
In 2008, the estimated pregnancy rate in the U.S. was 105.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–44. This is 9% lower than the pregnancy rate in 1990.
From 1990-2008, the pregnancy rate for teenagers fell 40%. The rate in 2008 was the lowest reported since 1976.
While the overall pregnancy rate may be on the decline, it is rising for women aged 30-44.
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