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WA teen pregnancy rate lowest in decades

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington's teen pregnancy rate is at the lowest since the 1970s, well below the national average. A new survey from a national child advocacy group called Child Trends shows that in 2004, there were 31 births for every thousand Washington teen women aged 15 to 19. That was almost half the rate in 1970 and continued a decade-long drop in teen birth rates both nationally and in the state. Abortion rates are also down.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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