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ATLANTA - A new report from the federal government says nearly one out of every five births to teen women is not their first child.
The study looked at more than 360,000 teens that gave birth in 2010 between the ages of 15 and 19. More than 18 percent already had at least one child.
That's down from a report looking at pregnancies in 2007.
The study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in more than 90 percent of the teens studied are using some type of birth control after having a child, but only 22 percent are using the most effective methods, like hormonal implants or an intra-uterine device.
To read the full study, go to www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm62e0402a1.htm?s_cid=mm62e0402a1_w .
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