Teen pregnancy has been designated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the six Winnable Battles because of the magnitude of the problem and the belief that it can be addressed by known, effective strategies. However, pregnancy and birth rates among U.S. teens remain too high. Policy makers must not curtail support for families begun with a birth to a teen. However, to effectively reduce rates of unintended pregnancy and births among teens, the federal government should invest in teen pregnancy prevention initiatives. For the seventh year in a row, the teen birth rate in the U.S. hit a record low in , thanks to less teen sex, better birth control use, and more education, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. still has higher teen birth rates than most.