teen births

A Wyoming Department of Health study says that the state’s teen birth rate has dropped every year for the last six years.

In 2008 Wyoming had about 50 births for every 1000 teen girls. That rate dropped to about 35 births in 2013. Some counties have seen even more dramatic decreases.

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show that birth rates for U.S. teenagers have dropped significantly.

According to Brady Hamilton, a co-author of the CDC report, teen birth rates have dropped to historic lows.

“There was a 9-percent decline in the teen birth rate between 2009 and 2010, which is unbelievable,” says Hamilton. “And across states, declines were seen in all but three states, and Wyoming declined 22-percent in its rate between 2007 and 2010.”