Fewer teens are getting pregnant now, than at any point in the last 40 years, says a new report.
Pregnancy rate among teens is down 42%. This means about 7% of young women between the ages of 15 to 19 became pregnant in the United States in 2008.
The abortion rate among teens dropped almost 60% from its peak in 1988.
Increasing use of contraception is preventing these kids from getting pregnant in the first place.
The report did show that racial and ethnic disparities still exist among teenagers. Pregnancy rates among African-American and Hispanic teens were two to three times higher compared to white teens. Abortion rates among Hispanic teens were also twice the rate of abortions in whites, and abortion rates among black teens were four times higher compared to white teens.