- Each year, almost 750,000 women aged 15-19 become pregnant. Overall, 75 pregnancies occur every year per 1,000 women aged 15-19; this rate has declined 36% since its peak in 1990.
- Eleven percent of all U.S. births are to teens.
- Two-thirds of all teen pregnancies occur among 18-19-year-olds.
- Teen pregnancy rates are much higher in the United States than in many other developed countries-twice as high as in England and Wales or Canada, and eight times as high as in the Netherlands or Japan.
- About 1 in 3 women become pregnant at least once before they're 20.
- In 2006, about 4 in 100 teenage girls had a baby.
- And a December 2007 report by the CDC shows a 3% increase in teenage pregnancy from 2005 to 2006.
Teen Pregnancy FAQ:
Parenting Quizzes for Parents of Teens
- Quiz: Are you raising a healthy teen?
- Quiz: Is your teen safe online?
- Quiz: Do you have a case of parental burnout?
- Quiz: Is your teen over-scheduled?
- Quiz: Are you raising a mean girl?
- How Well Do You Really Know Your Teen?
- Screening Quiz: Is Your Teen Lying?
Sources: Guttmacher Institute, CDC, The March of Dimes.