WPR News
9:32 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Wyoming teen births rise for the first time in several years

Cheyenne, Wy – A new federal study says Wyoming's teen birth rate increased in 2006 after declining the previous 14 years.
According to new state statistics released by the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the state's rate of teen births
in 2006 also exceeded the national average.
For every group of 1,000 women ages 15-19 in the United States,
nearly 42 became young mothers. In Wyoming, the rate was more than
47 births per 1,000 teenage girls.