Teen birth rate falls to 70-year low; Utah ranks 36th in the country

Published: Tuesday, April 10 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: Even with the debate whether sexual education should be taught in schools, teen pregnancy is on the decline across the nation.

SALT LAKE CITY — New government numbers show teens may be getting the message about preventing pregnancy.

The teen birth rate in the United States has been dropping over the past decade and has now reached a rate of about 34 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19. That is the lowest it's been in 70 years.

Utah ranked 36th with a birth rate of 27.9 per 1,000 women ages 15-19.

Read the full article on teen birth rate at KSL.com

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