Less sex, more birth control cut teen birthrate to all-time low in '13

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 4:41 a.m.

The birthrate for American teens hit an all-time low in 2013, and government statisticians attribute the decline to a reduction in teenage sexual activity and more widespread use of birth control among those who are having sex.

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