In 2008, nearly 750,000 American teenagers became pregnant: Some 733,000 pregnancies were among teenagers (women aged 15–19), and 13,500 were among those aged 14 and younger.
It took them decades.
But American teenagers finally seem to have learned the knack of fucking without impregnating.
In other words, American teens have belatedly learned about birth control.
Teen Pregnancy Falls
Teen pregnancy has fallen to its lowest level in our Amreeka in 40 years.
A new study has found that in 2008, teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. was 67.8 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–19, which means that about 7% of U.S. teens became pregnant that year.
This is a 42% decline from the 1990 peak of 116.9 per 1,000, says the study U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2008: National Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity by Kathryn Kost and Stanley Henshaw of the Guttmacher Institute.
Not surprisingly, decline in teen pregnancy has been accompanied by decline in birthrate, which fell 35% between 1991 and 2008, from 61.8 to 40.2 births per 1,000 teens.
Abortion rates fell 59% from its 1988 peak of 43.5 abortions per 1,000 teens to its 2008 level of 17.8 per 1,000.
There has been no decline in teen screwing in America in recent years.
Well, did you really expect any with their rapacious consumption of milk and cheese and insatiable consumption of porn. 😉
The driving force behind long-term decline in teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates has been greater use of contraception, more effective contraceptive methods as well as dual method use.
More Black & Hispanic Babies
Obviously, fewer White teens are getting pregnant, having babies or abortions than Black teens or Hispanic teens.
Again, no surprise.
Blacks and Hispanics are at the bottom of the education, social and economic hierarchy in this country and it takes a long time for the good stuff to trickle down to these groups, if it ever does.
Teen pregnancy rate dropped by 37% among Hispanics, 48% among Blacks and 50% among non-Hispanic Whites.
But teen pregnancy rates among black and Hispanic teens remain 2–3 times higher than that of non-Hispanic white teens.
Birthrates in 2008 among black and Hispanic teens, as well as Hispanic teens’ abortion rate, were twice the rates among Whites.
Abortion rate for black teens was four times that of whites.