Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers

The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released trends on childbearing outside of marriage. The report "Changing Patterns of Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States" relates a few key findings, that 26% more children were born to unmarried mother then in 2002. Birth rates for unmarried women in their 20s and up have increased. In 2007, teenagers accounted for 23% of nonmarital births compared to 50% in 1970.

Want to read more about this report and reaction? Check out the Washington Post's "Report: Babies Increasingly Born to Unwed Mothers."

Want more health and medical information? Check out the library's guide.

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