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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
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
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
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
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
New Mexico 103
New Jersey 90
New York 91
West Virginia 67
North Dakota 42
South Dakota 54