Teen birth rates have dropped by 40 percent in the United States. While that’s a major decline by any measure, U.S. teens are still three times more likely to give birth than teens in other developed countries.
A Chicago-based group called CeaseFire works in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. It trains former gang members to mediate conflicts that could turn violent. Those conflicts might be over turf or money, a pecking order or a personality clash.