(ChatterShmatter) – Results from a new government report indicate that the rate of teen girls giving birth in America is at an all time low.
According to the data, birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls, the lowest birth rate for girls between 15 and 19 in 70 years.
Authors of the report believe the drop in teen pregnancies, has a lot to do with the recent recession.
“I’m not suggesting that teens are examining futures of 401(k)s or how the market is doing,” said Sarah Brown, chief executive of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
“But I think they are living in families that experience that stress. They are living next door to families that lost their jobs. … The recession has touched us all,” Brown said.
Overall it is estimated that there were 4.1 million births in the year of 2009.