News & Observer: Teen pregnancy rate hits historic low in N.C.

News & Observer article

By Renee Elder

CHAPEL HILL — The teen pregnancy rate fell by 28 percent in North Carolina between 2003 and 2011, hitting a historic low for the age group and outpacing the nation’s average decline by a solid margin.

Meanwhile, the portion of teens engaging in sexual behavior has remained about the same in the state since 2003, bucking a nationwide trend of decreasing sexual activity among adolescents.


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