Teen sex isn’t as popular as it used to be. Well, it’s not as common. In 1991, 54 percent of high school-age students were sexually active; that was down to 46 percent in 2001. The teen birth rate is way down, reports Child Trends:
The national teen birth rate continued its dramatic decline in 2002, falling 31 percent between 1991 (61.8 births per 1,000 15-19-year-olds) and 2002 (42.9 births per 1,000 15-19-year-olds).
However, it’s estimated 18 percent of girls who are currently 15 years old will have a baby before age 20.