Adolescent Birth Rates in California Hit Another Record Low

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline. In 2015, there were 17.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, revealing a 10 percent decrease from the 2014 rate (19.6 births) and a 62 percent decrease from the 2000 rate (46.7 births).

Additionally, between 2000 and 2015, the adolescent birth rate decreased across all racial and ethnic groups. During this time, the adolescent birth rate dropped among Hispanics from 77.3 to 27.0, among African-Americans from 59.1 to 19.7, among Whites from 22.3 to 6.9, and among Asians from 15.0 to 2.9. More information about California’s declining adolescent birth rates is available here.