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California’s Teen Birth Rate Falls Again

 California’s teen birth rate  continues to fall. New state figures reveal the rate has declined by 60 percent since 1991. State officials say California’s rate now stands at 28 births for every 1000 teens. The declines have been seen across all ethnic groups. Hispanic teens in California continue to have the highest teen birth rate. Still, that rate has fallen by 42 percent over the last decade. Amy Denhart, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest interim vice president for marketing and communication, said the numbers are going in the right direction.