Birth Rate http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Fewer People Are Getting Married In Idaho, More Are Having Babies http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fewer-people-are-getting-married-idaho-more-are-having-babies <p>More Idaho babies are being born outside of marriage than ever before, and the state's marriage rate is at a 60-year low, that's according to a <a href="http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Health/Vital%20Records/2012all.pdf" target="_blank">recent report</a> from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:55:56 +0000 Samantha Wright 48615 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Fewer People Are Getting Married In Idaho, More Are Having Babies Idaho's Teen Birth Rate Is Average http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahos-teen-birth-rate-average <p>A new federal study says Idaho&rsquo;s rate of teens having babies has fallen to record lows along with most states. But Idaho is only average.</p><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the teen birth rate in the United States has been dropping steadily for several years and now it&rsquo;s down to the lowest point since it started keeping track in the 1940s. &nbsp;The authors of the study largely credit sex education initiatives. Sex ed can be a sensitive subject in a socially conservative state like Idaho and programs vary widely from place to place.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:40:44 +0000 Adam Cotterell 3938 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho's Teen Birth Rate Is Average