This year the birth rate for Colorado teenagers dropped significantly, mirroring a record drop for teen births across the country, which hit an all-time-low 3.9 percent, according to a report brought out by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics
. That's a 6 percent drop-off from just last year. The figures are being celebrated as a great thing. How did we do it? Some are speculating it's the bad economy
. Some say it's the roughly $1.5 billion taxpayers have poured into abstinence-only programs. Others say we're finally mastering contraception. The facts line up in support of the last of those three theories.