Wyoming teen pregnancy rates decline

May 20, 2013

Wyoming’s teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but the reason why is not clear.  Ashley Busacker is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wyoming Assignee.  She says it could be because of strong pregnancy prevention messages or increased use of birth control.  Her office will study the issue in coming months.              

“In Wyoming we are going to be looking this summer more in depth at an analysis of the birth certificate data as well as the pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system or PRAM data that we will be using to maybe get a little bit better picture of teen births in Wyoming. “

However, Busacker says they are pleased with declining teen birthrate.