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CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

Dr. Tom Frieden

Dr. Frieden

So much has changed in the world since the CDC was founded in 1946. We have had to find new ways to carry out our mission and meet new threats head–on, whether a terrorist attack or the next global epidemic of an infectious disease. As we look forward to the coming years, we will continue to serve as the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people.

Dr. Tom Frieden

Director's Briefing: Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens

Spotlight: Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens.

 Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens This month's Vital Signs reports that despite teen births in the US have declined over the last 20 years to the lowest level ever recorded, but still nearly 1,700 teens ages 15 to 17 gave birth every week in 2012.