U.S. women in 20s less likely to get pregnant or have abortion

(Reuters) – Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and their abortion rate dropped by 32 percent, as those women delayed the decision to have a baby and used more effective birth control, said a government report released on Wednesday. The findings for women in their prime child bearing years mirror similar studies showing declines in pregnancies and abortions among teenagers. The report from the National Center for Health Statistics stated that in 2008, the pregnancy rate for the 20 to 24 age group was 163 per 1,000 women. …
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