U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

THURSDAY, Jun 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The series of babies innate to American teenaged girls fell another 8 percent in 2015, reaching a new record low.

According to a news from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moms aged 15 to 19 accounted for about 22 of each 1,000 live births in 2015 — down from about 24 per 1,000 a year before.

Dr. Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician-gynecologist during Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, applauded a news.

“Most teenagers are not financially or emotionally versed to be mothers during this indicate in their lives,” pronounced Wu.

“Teenage pregnancies benefaction a innumerable of social, medical and mercantile problems,” she added, and “most of these pregnancies are random and these mothers skip out on critical aspects of prenatal care.”

Overall, a news from a CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics saw a continuation of a trend in that American women are carrying children after in life. Birth rates were also down for women in their early and late 20s, a news found — though were rising for women in their 30s and 40s.

About 40 percent of births in 2015 occurred among unwed women, a series unvaried from a prior year.

The news was churned when it came a rate of healthy deliveries.

For example, a rate of preterm births rose slightly, to about 9.6 percent, a initial such arise given 2007. The rate of babies being innate underweight also edged up, from 8 percent in 2014 to tighten to 8.1 percent a year later.

However, a rate of cesarean deliveries — that come with risks to mom and baby — fell for a third year in a row, a CDC said. Just underneath one-third of deliveries are now finished around C-section, a news found.

The report, published Jun 2, was formed on scarcely 100 percent of all birth certificates collected opposite a 50 states.

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There’s some-more on teen pregnancy during a American Academy of Pediatrics.