WPR News
8:33 pm
Mon May 30, 2005

Teen Pregnancy Down

Cheyenne, WY – Efforts aimed at reducing Wyoming's teen birth rate seem to be working. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy, the birth rate for girls ages 15 to 19 in Wyoming fell by 27 percent between 1991 to 2002. Officials point to a number of different reasons for the recent decrease. Those include better education focused on preventing teenage pregnancy, more teens waiting to have sex, and sexually active teens making better birth-control choices.