The number of teenage mothers in Australia is at its lowest level.
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have shown the number of births by mothers aged between 15 and 19 made up 2.8 per cent of all births in 2015, falling from the then low of 3.1 per cent in 2014.
The ACT had the lowest teen motherhood rate of any other state or territory, 1.28 per cent of all births or 71 babies.
Victoria was the next lowest followed by NSW, with 1.69 per cent and 2.63 per cent respectively.
The Northern Territory had the highest rate, with 267 births by teenage mothers or 6.66 per cent of all births.
Executive director of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Tim Bavinton said there were many reasons for the declining birth rate among teenagers.
"It's partly in effect due to better sex education and contraceptive information and schools are taking that job seriously now with the national curriculum," he said.
"I don't think we'll see any substantial changes up or down in the trend."
Australia's teenage-pregnancy rate peaked in 1971 with 55.5 births per 1000 women, compared to 11.9 births in 2015.
President of the Australian Young Pregnant and Parenting Network Lyn Allison said while Australia's overall rate was low, it's still behind other Western countries.
"In some western European counties, their figure is half of ours and we can certainly improve and we know that it's worthwhile to do so," she said.
Mrs Allison said the ACT's low rate compared to other states or territories can be attributed to a lack of remote areas and access to health services.
She also said the territory was ahead of other states and territories in terms of support services offered to young mothers.
Among them is CCCares, a service operating out of Canberra College for young mothers and mothers-to-be who want to continue their education.
Starting in 2004, the service is home to nearly 150 students and just under 200 babies, with parents and staff members sharing childcare.
One of the students, Alana Sweet, 19, gave birth to her son Zach eight months ago.
Before her pregnancy, she was studying to become an accountant and thought she would have to give it up.
"I would've had to have waited another five years before I would be able to start studying again," she said.
"They've given me a second chance to progress my life and career."
Students at CCCares are able to complete their year 12 studies over five years, with most students aged between 17 and 23.
As well as being able to complete their education, students also have access to Centrelink services as well as financial advice and career planners.
Canberra College principal George Palavestra said the service, the only one of its type in Australia, was vital to supporting young mothers before and after they've given birth.
"Our first priority is to ensure we're getting students off the welfare merry-go-round and give them skills to be contributing members of society, rather than condemning then to a welfare loop," he said.
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