Obamacare repeal could change that. - From Vox
The data, reported Friday by the Center for Disease Control, reveals a huge public health victory — but one that actions by the Trump administration could threaten.
According to a new study from the CDC and NCHS released on Friday, the provisional teen birth rate in the US in 2016 fell 9 percent from 2015 — hitting a record low for the age group of women from 15 to 19.
(The rate for ages 18 to 19 was down 8 percent from 40.7 per 1,000 women to 37.5 per 1,000.) To get these numbers for 2016, the researchers at the NCHS collected birth certificates for the 2016 year — which list information about the mother’s and father’s age, race, and residence, among other statistics — and represent 99.96 percent of all births in the country as of February 16, 2017.
(According to a press release from the Sexuality Information and Education Council, continued funding for the TPPP was secured through September 2017.) Bill Albert, chief program officer of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, says another huge factor in the declining teen birth rate is peer influence — and contraceptive access and use factor in here, too.
His firm represented the Little Sisters of the Poor — a nearly 200-year-old religious order with 2,300 members in the US — that fought the requirement at the Supreme Court level.