Friday, August 1st, 2014

Teen Birth Rates In Arizona Fall To Historic Lows

Teen birth rates in Arizona and around the nation have dropped to historic lows, according to new CDC figures. In Arizona, today's teen birth rate is down nearly 40% since 2001, but is still among the highest in the nation.
 
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy finds more teens are delaying sex, and more are using contraceptives. Paula Gianino with Planned Parenthood says she is encouraged by the numbers, but notes that the trend does not apply in all areas.
 
Gianino says one way to keep teen pregnancy rates low is for parents to talk frankly to their children about sex. She says in families that use positive communication, kids are more likely to make responsible and healthy choices.
 

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