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Teens and SEX: $$$$$$$$$
Sulak PJ
The Female Patient2011;36(7):14-15

 Being an optimist (the glass is half full), I'd like to first focus on the many positive trends in teen sexual activity. First, unbeknown to most, the teen pregnancy rate in the United States continues to decline. There has been an impressive 37% reduction in births to teenagers from 1991 to 2009 (from 531,591 to 414,870 annually), with a recent 6% decrease from 2008 to 2009 (Figure 1).1 Compared to almost 20 years ago, there are approximately 100,000 fewer teenage births per year! So why aren't we celebrating?


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