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Birth Rate

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

A teenager, who is nine months pregnant, poses with her belly before having an ultrasound examination. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

BPA In Pregnant Women Might Affect Kids’ Behavior

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls’ behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles and food can linings.

10/24/2011

File photograph of the feet of a newborn. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Slow Economy Leading To Fewer Births, Hospitals Say

As the economy continues to limp along, it’s having effects in seemingly unrelated areas.

06/06/2011

A teenager, who is nine months pregnant, poses with her belly before having an ultrasound examination. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

Teen Birth Rate At All-Time Low; Economy Cited

The U.S. teen birth rate hit an all-time low in 2009 β€” a decline that experts say is partly because of the economy. The birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls, ages 15 through 19.

CBSDFW.COM–12/22/2010