Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, February 9, 2007

Teen Pregnancy and Other Birth Statistics

The February issue of Pediatrics summarizes recent reports on births in the US.  Some findings:

  • The recent teen pregnancy rate in the United States is at an all-time low.
  • The rate of Caesarean deliveries is at an all-time high. 
  • The birth rates for mothers aged 30 and older rose in 2005 to levels not seen in nearly 40 years. 
  • A record number of unmarried women are having children. The total number of births to unmarried women rose by 4 percent, to 1,525,345, in 2005.

To read the news article from Health Day news

To read the full report, visit the National Center for Health Statistics.

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