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Black Teenage Pregnancy Rates Continues To Drop

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By: Britt L

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.

Such a great progress for the community.

 

8 Comments

  1. wanda

    December 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    This is great news!!!

  2. Barbara

    December 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Now, will you stop the “70% of all Black Babies Born Out of Wedlock” propaganda? Stop watching the Maury Povich and Jerry Springer shows.

    • Max715

      December 11, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Barbara well said but you left out The Steve Wilkos Show, The Bill Cunningham Show and The TEST. The lowest of the LOWS

    • David

      December 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      So is that 72% out of wedlock birthrate just a lie? This is great news and should be celebrated.

  3. Ann G.

    December 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Best news I have heard in a long time! So good to hear our young ladies are now respecting themselves and placing their education first!

  4. Nothing But The Truth!

    December 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    The news of a 51% drop in teen pregnancy in the African-American community is not nearly as positive as it might appear on the surface! The white people who so freely hand out contraception to our Children have a clear arterial motive: that is to keep the African-American population down! We must continue to be concerned about not allowing our Children to destroy their lives, but at the very same time stay committed to having as many African-American Children as possible, as long as we are able to care for them! Once more, keep having those African-American Children!

  5. me112233

    December 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Black Teenage Pregnancy Rates Continues To Drop . . . as more and more black teens/young adults adopt the pro-gay positions of the first (half)black president. Now that president Obama has come out of his own closet, and openly promoted gay marriage, the young black people of America who think of Obama as a leader and moral inspiration are going on the down low, with no concerns about pretenses of heterosexuality.

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