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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1218

Teenage births fall in the US: The birth rate among American teenagers dropped by 16% between 1991 and 1997 and fell a further 4% in 1997 to 52.3 births per 1000 women aged 15-19 years This compares with a rate of about 23 per 1000 in the United Kingdom and 10 per 1000 in Germany (11 September, …

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