Stats: Teens Making Better Choices about Sex

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Births due to teenage pregnancy have hit a record low in America, according to a new report by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The government data released Tuesday revealed nearly every state saw a decline in the number of babies born to teens from 2007 to 2010.

The rate fell 9 percent nationally to about 34 per 1,000 girls ages 15 through 19.

Arizona saw the biggest drop, down by 29 percent. Mississippi had the highest rate with 55 teen births per 1,000 girls. New Hampshire had the lowest rate at 16 per 1,000.

The rates are the lowest since 1940.

Experts credit abstinence and contraceptives for the decline.

Kristin Hawkins of the group Students for Life talked more about the decisions young people are making when it comes to premarital sex.  Click play for her comments to

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