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Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls
National Public Radio

The nation’s falling teen birth rate saw an even bigger drop over the past decade, with dramatic declines among Hispanic and black teens. Birth rates are down a whopping 51 percent among Hispanics age 15 to 19 since 2006, and down 44 percent among black teens, according to a survey of census data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen pregnancy rates among whites also fell by a third.

“It’s really a one-two punch,” says study co-author Shanna Cox, associate director for science for the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health.