Teen moms on the decline

The government’s yearly report on adolescent health has revealed that there’s been a decrease in the rate of teenage births The report, titled “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011,” shows a decrease in infants born to mothers age 15 to 17 “Teen birth figures have declined tremendouslythey continue on this downward trend We are seeing significant social changes right in front of us” said Edward Sondik, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, according to Unfortunately, while the rates of teen pregnancies are decreasing the rates of adolescent drug use are risingᅠIn 2010, 9 percent of eighth graders reported using drugs in the past 30 days, a figure that is up 2 percent since 2009, noted the