pregnant-shadow-rmontiel-morguefile.jpgThe rate of teen pregnancies in Canada dropped 36.9 percent between 1996 and 2006, according to research released today by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada. Teen pregnancies also dropped 25 percent in the U.S.A. during the same period, and 4.75 per cent in England and Wales.

The researchers postulate that declining trends in teen pregnancy rates likely reflect increasing levels of effective contraceptive use and exposure to higher quality sexual health education.

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