Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 22nd, 2004
The birthrate for teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19 was 6% in 2003, down 7% from 2002. Medical officials and child advocates point to better access to birth control and promotion of abstinence for the sharp drop.
Arkansas has seen the teen birthrate fall 25% since 1991. About 60 out of every 1,000 Arkansas teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19 gave birth during 2002, the survey showed.
"For those teenagers...
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