New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that fewer teenage girls are becoming mothers. The birth rate for American teenagers between ages 15 to 19 has fallen 6 percent, according to the most recent data. This is the lowest since record-keeping began.
Debra Hauser is executive vice president of Advocates for Youth. She explains some of the factors behind these numbers.
Tessa Walsh became a teen mom 21 years ago. She joins the program with her 21-year-old daughter Eeliyana Paraiso, a nursing student at Lane Community College.