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Number of U.S. teen births lowest in 70 years

The number of new teenage mothers in the United States is at its lowest level in nearly 70 years but remains the highest of any major developed country, according to official figures released Tuesday. The current rate of 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 is down 44 percent from…

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

Beyond condoms: A decade of abstinence-only ends as feds fund comprehensive sex-ed programs For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren’t based solely on abstinence. But they’re not just about handing out condoms, either. Beginning this school year, a…