- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate dropped again last year.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported ( https://bit.ly/1F3pzVf ) the pregnancy rate for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 dropped 11 percent last year compared with the previous year.

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina says about 11,000 girls reported pregnancies last year. That compares with about 20,000 pregnancies in 2007.

North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate was the 20th highest in the country.

Elizabeth Finley with the campaign says the lower pregnancy rate can be attributed to birth control and more teens waiting to have sex until they are older.

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Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com

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