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  • ** FILE ** In this June 25, 2012, file photo, a family nurse practitioner, right, examines a newborn girl accompanied by her mother in Portland, Ore. After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    After years of decline, U.S. births leveling off?

    After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off. The number of babies born last year — a little shy of 4 million — is only a few hundred less than the number in 2011, according to a government report released Friday.


  • Chart shows the birth rate for girls ages 15 to 19-years-old from 1940 to

    US teen birth rate at all-time low, economy cited

    The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping _ a decline that stunned experts who believe it's partly due to the recession.


  • Javonte Robinson (right), 4, looks in on his 2-month-old cousin, Bre'Azia Aaliyah Bryant, as she rests with her mother, Gautier High School student Jasmine Jones, 18, at her house in Gautier, Miss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi's teen birth rate is 66 per 1,000 teenagers, the highest in the nation. The national average is 42. (AP Photo/The Sun Herald, John Fitzhugh)

    U.S. teen birth rate at all-time low

    The U.S. teen birth rate hit an all-time low in 2009 — a decline that stunned experts say is partly because of the economy.


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