Albany- More teenagers may be learning to just say no when it comes to having sex. The Georgia Department of Human resources says the teenage pregnancy rates dropped by more than 41 percent for teens between 15 and 17 years old.
The rates decreased over a ten year period. The numbers in Southwest Georgia are also down.
"In our trend just here locally, we can see where that rate has dropped. We don't get as many young people as we did before, the average is around 19 years old or higher," said Debbie Beasley, Alpha Center director.
The decrease is said to be the work of pregnancy prevention and education programs which better inform teens. Places like the Alpha Center offer teens a place where they can get information in a confidential setting.