Black Teenage Pregnancy Rates Continues To Drop


Teen pregnancy has been a constant stigma within the African American community, but some new discovered news will probably cease it forever.

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, reports have shown that between 1990 and 2009, pregnancy rates have fallen by 51 percent for Black teens in the U.S.

Sarah Brown, the campaign’s CEO, says “The decline has been fueled by three factors:  more teens are waiting to have sεx; they also report fewer sεxual partners and better use of cοntraception.”

Since the peak of teen pregnancy in 1990, teen pregnancy has declined 52 percent among 15-17 year old females and by 36 percent for 18-19 year old females among all races, (Hispanic, Caucasian etc.)

The campaign claims that the parents of modern day teens aren’t aware of the progress their children are making.

“The credit for this remarkable national success story goes to teens themselves,” says Brown.

“Unfortunately, precious few adults are aware of the good news. In fact, nearly half of Americans incorrectly believe the teen pregnancy rate in the U.S has increased over the past two decades,” concluded Brown.


By: Britt L Source: Naturally Moi

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Sharon Sanders is a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The MinorityEye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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