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In today’s good news, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, between 1990 and 2009, the pregnancy rate among Black teens in the United States has declined 51 percent.

Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy contributed the decline to 3 factor. “The decline has been fueled by three factors: more teens are waiting to have sex; they also report fewer sexual partners and better use of contraception,” said Brown

Brown also credits teens themselves for the 52 percent decline among 15-17  years-olds and 36 percent among 18-19 year-olds.  “The credit for this remarkable national success story goes to teens themselves,” said Brown.

 

But this news seem to be hidden from the mainstream. The campaign has labeled it as the “greatest news never told”.

Even with declining pregnancy rates, the United States still has one of the highest overall birth rates among industrialized countries. The 10 nations with the highest birth rates in the world are all in Africa.

The National Campaign is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy.

Please visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org to find out more.

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  • Phillygurl

    Yeah with our girls busting college doors wide open, y’all are going to really act surprised about this.

  • Ask_Me

    I would like to read a study about the decline in the black teen birthrate. I would like to know some theories behind it.

    I mentor a group of teenage black girls and they have expressed what comes across as repulsion for black boys. Unlike previous generations they have no desire to date let alone have sex with their black peers. Their teen crushes don’t even include black males. When I asked about their preference I was led to believe the culture that surrounds black men/boys (i.e. hip hop etc) is the driving force behind their repulsion.

    These girls range in age and background. Some come from two parent homes while others come from single parent homes. They all have dreams of attending college etc. However, when it comes to their black counterparts, they want nothing to do with them.

    So, I’m interested in reading more about the black teen birthrate decline.

    • noirluv45

      I think it’s very sad that many of these young girls don’t want anything to do with Black boys. It’s sad because one day they may encounter a good man, who happens to be Blacks, and she’ll reject him based on the negative she hears.

      This is not a good thing to me. If this mindset continues, what’s going to happen to the Black population. In the 1800s, a book was written about miscegenation. I believe we are on our way to this. For many Blacks, this may not be a concern, but for me, it’s a HUGE concern. JMO.

      P.S. I’m not saying that these girls have to date/like Black boys, but to fully disregard them makes me sad.

    • ontopofit

      I think this is sad also but I knew the continuing bashing of black women and comparing all black women to the bad ones would eventually lead to this. I cant tell you how many times I’ve had to argue my stance on the breakdown of the black community being the fault of BOTH.

      Unlike other races of women, black women are mostly blame for everything that bad black women does. If a white woman does something stupid, the entire race isn’t blame. However if a few black women have an attitude or is ratchet most black women are blamed and the blame comes from BOTH black men and women.

      Now we are seeing black women who are just throwing in the towel and don’t want a part of it. What’s going to happen, these black women will either go to other races or remain single. Yes the black race in America is on its way to extinction.

  • Me

    i clicked on the link. the part I can’t wrap my head around is black folks (***not counting the teens***) are getting abortions at around 35% of all pregnancies, but white and hispanic folks are around 10-15%. what’s making black folks get rid of so many babies? i know we got a few issues with poverty, crime, & marriage rates, but i hate the idea that black folks are purposely losing numbers.