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.