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In the U.S., the average age for initiating sexual activity has remained around 17 or 18 since the early 1990s, even as people have begun marrying later in life. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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Virginia Senate Republican Leader Thomas Norment, of James City, (left), and State Sen. Stephen Newman, of Lynchburg, listen to a Feb. debate on a bill requiring an ultrasound before an abortion. The bill was later amended to remove a requirement for transvaginal ultrasound. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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