Birth Rate http://boisestatepublicradio.org en 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