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Teenage birth rates in the US reached historic lows in 2022, CDC report finds

ABC News

June 1, 2023, 12:01 AM

Teenage birth rates have fallen to their lowest levels ever, new provisional federal data published Thursday found.

The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, showed the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds in 2022 was 13.5 per 1,000 females.

That’s a 3% drop from the rate of 13.9 per 1,000 in 2021 and a record low in the United States.