Over at Wonkblog, Jason Millman has a rundown of how different groups and states have fared in reducing teen births. Colorado, as Tina Griego reports, has been particularly effective. Here’s the rest of the national landscape on this issue:
States have taken different approaches to reducing teen births, with differing results. Every state has seen a decline since 1991, but rates continue to be lowest in the Northeastern states and higher in the South. New England states all had teen birth rates under 20 per 1,000, with New Hampshire’s the lowest at 13.8. Eight states had rates above 40 per 1,000, with New Mexico recording the highest at 47.5. The District of Columbia joined four states in seeing declines of more than 60 percent since 1991.
Read the full post at Wonkblog.