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Teen Pregnancy Facts & Statistics

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TEEN PREGNANCY

FACTS & STATISTICS



The Teen Pregnancy Facts and statistics depicted below reflect the incidences in the US and

deal with, among others, unplanned pregnancies, abortions and the consequent healthcare risks.



Around 85 % of

teen pregnancies are

unplanned



7.2% of those teens

receive no medical care.



Around 700,000 teens between ages 17 & 19

become pregnant each year.



Roughly, 40% of females in the US become pregnant

before they reach 20 yrs of age.

Half of these pregnant teens give birth each year, while

around 45% have abortions.



Pregnancy rate in 18-19 year olds is 86.5 births per 1000 women.



Among 15-17 year olds, it is 38.7 per 1000 women.



5 out of every 10 girls say that their first interaction was unwished or involuntary.



Over 4 of 10 teenage girls experience pregnancy once

prior to the age of 20, which turns out to be one million

annually.



8 of these 10 pregnancies are accidental



The babies of teenage moms mostly have lower weight when born.

More than 43,000 babies were born with low weight to teen

mothers who were between 15 & 19 years old.



As per the Family First Aid, the rate of teenage pregnancy makes

the US spend around $7 billion annually.



Pregnancy rages among teens were highest in



1990 117 Pregnancies

2002 75 Pregnancies

2005 Until Now 3% increase each year



1,000 teens



Nearly 66% of teen pregnancies take place in teens who are 18 to 19 years old.

In the United States of America, the teen mothers giving birth to

babies share 11% of the total births.



Of all the pregnancies occurring among the teens, only 57%

reach until the birth time to deliver a baby and 14% result in

miscarriage.



Approximately 33% of teen mothers go for abortion.



78% white and 70% African-American teens revealed that improper

communication between the parents and girls is the main reason of teen pregnancy.



State Rankings in Teen Pregnancy

Pregnancy Rate



Pregnancy rate/1000



120

100

80

60

40

20

0



Nevada 113

Arizona 104

Mississippi 103

New Mexico 103

Texas 101

New Jersey 90

New York 91

Maryland 91

California 96

West Virginia 67

Kentucky 76

North Dakota 42

South Dakota 54

Utah 53



Abortion Rate

36%

21%

16%

22%

17%

47%

46%

38%

36%

10%

8%

8%

7%

6%



Nevada

Arizona

Mississippi

New Mexico

Maryland

California

West Virginia

Kentucky

Texas

New Jersey

New York

North Dakota

South Dakota

Utah

Teen Pregnancy Facts & Statistics

shared by lindawatson246 on Dec 19, 2011 in Health

Teen Pregnancy Facts & Statistics

shared by lindawatson246 on Dec 19, 2011 in Health

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Teen pregnancy has been an issue of major concern across the world, and it has been so since ages. The impact here is not just on the population but also on the associated health risks through other r...
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