Undated (WXOW) - This may be a bit of good news for parents of teenage girls. Federal health officials say they're better at using birth control, which could explain the drop in teen pregnancy rates.
The CDC also says doctors seem to be less adverse to counseling their teenage patients on contraceptives. Researchers from the National Survey of Family Growth, found that about 60 percent of sexually active teens say they use some form of effective birth control including; pills, IUD, rings or patches.
In another bright spot for parents, the number of teens who say they're sexually active has gone down by 16 percent.
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