April 13, 2016
Guttmacher report finds teen abortion rate in 2011 lowest since abortion legalized
In 2011, the abortion rate for teenager s (15-19) was 13.5/1,000 women, the lowest since abortion was legalized in 1973. The peak was in 1988–44/1,000–meaning a decrease of 69%.
The teenage pregnancy rate–52.4/1,000– was the lowest in more than 30 years, according to Guttmacher.
The teenage birthrate–31.3/1,000–was roughly half the 1991 high point of 61.8/1,000, according to the report [www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2016/us-teen-pregnancy-birth-and-abortion-rates-reach-lowest-levels-almost-four-decades].
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