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Teen Birth Rates Rise

Bristol Palin is not alone: 26 states saw a rise in teen birth rates in 2006, the most recent year stats are available. "We're seeing increases in both the number of teens having births and also the rate at which they are having births. Both of them are going up," explained a health demographer. 2006 was the first time since 1991 that the birth rate among women 15-19-years-old rose, with the highest levels in the South and the Southwest.