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A new national report says Oklahoma has the second-highest rate of births among 15- to 19-year-olds in the country.
The U.S. pregnancy rate is hovering near a record-low point, while the legal abortion rate has already hit a historic low, the federal government says in a new report.
The newly reopened federal government offered some hefty news Thursday: the U.S. obesity rate remains substantial, with more than a third of the nation's adults officially in big-person clothes.
The teen birthrate has fallen 52 percent over the last 21 years. One expert says credit teens for a great American success story: "Fewer teens are getting pregnant in the first place; it's not because they're having abortions."
American women are delaying having children and having fewer of them, setting new record lows in birthrate data, the federal government said Friday.
Plummeting birthrates among all teens — especially Hispanics — has helped bring this vital statistic to record-low levels, says a new federal report.
Plummeting birthrates among all teens — especially Hispanics — has helped bring this vital statistic to its record-low levels, says a new federal report.
Unfortunately, changing societal attitudes about marriage have taken a toll on the institution itself, and even young adults who have been raised with the example of a healthy, traditional marriage exhibit skepticism — if not cynicism — about the value of it's traditions, especially about the importance of establishing a home in the context of marriage.
In the world of American birth control, the condom is still king, according to a federal report released Thursday.