According to a report released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the rate of black teens getting pregnant fell by 51%.
Researchers analyzed data collected between 1990 and 2009.
“The decline has been fueled by three factors: more teens are waiting to have sex; they also report fewer sexual partners and better use of contraception,” said Sarah Brown, campaign CEO. Since its peak in 1990, teen pregnancy has declined 52 percent among 15-17 year-olds and by 36 percent for 18-19 year-olds among all races.
Few adults are aware of the good news, so the credit for what researchers are hailing as a “remarkable national success story” goes to black teens themselves.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a private, non-profit organization.
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