Why The Rise and Fall in Teen Pregnancy?

Why The Rise and Fall in Teen Pregnancy?

Two news stories – one about Canada’s rising teen pregnancy rate and one about the falling US teen pregnancy rate, both blaming the same rotten economy, with Canadian observers stating that the dismal economic prospects lead girls to become mothers and US observers opining that lack of economic prospects deters early childbearing. While Canada overall has about half the teen pregnancy rate as the US, the state of Maine and the adjoining Province of New Brunswick have a virtually identical rate.

 

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