Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops By 9 Percent In US

Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops By 9 Percent In USLooks like the sex education among teenagers in the United States is now yielding good results. This developed after the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the number of teenagers giving birth in the US has dropped by nine percent. Based on the latest CDC report compared in 2009, there were only  34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19 years.

The CDC said the rate is their lowest since they started collecting data 70 years ago. Aside from teens giving birth, the CDC also reported that the rate of cesarean section deliveries also dropped in 2010. The agency revealed from 32.9 percent in 2009 the rate decreased  to only 32.8 percent of American women who underwent cesarean section last year.

CDC explained the reduction of the number of cesarean section method of giving birth could be attributed to the fact that there were less teenage pregnancies last year. Medical practitioners noted that most women who undergo cesarean section are teenagers. The CDC added that many women in America were also already educated on the dangers of undergoing cesarean way of giving birth which is why they opted to undergo a natural way of giving birth. Moreover, medical experts said the drop of cesarean section could also be explained to the fact that there are less number of risky pregnancies that required this method of giving birth.