The pregnancy rate amongst teenagers in Canada is declining at a rapid pace, which is faster that what it is in the United States, England and Wales or Sweden, and specialists are of the view that it reflects that a generation of youths now are better informed about sex and young women see a future that comprises of objectives other than motherhood.
Between 1996 and 2006, the most recent years for which information is on hand for the three nations and two British divisions, Canada's teen pregnancy pace plunged by 36.9 per cent, as per a study publicized by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.
That's contrasted with a 25-per-cent fall in the United States, a 4.75-per-cent plunge in England and Wales, and a 19.1-per-cent boost in Sweden.
The teen pregnancy rate in Canada plunged in each successive year of that decade, declining from 44.2 for each 1,000 women age 15 to 19 in 1996 to 27.9 in 2006.
Alex McKay, the Lead Author of the Study and Research Coordinator with SIECCAN said that what is astonishing to see here is the scale of decline, which is the most important factor of all to be counted in Canada.