NCBI Bookshelf. One major source of confusion in the literature dealing with teen pregnancy and childbearing is precisely the distinction between pregnancy and its outcomes. People often say they're referring to teenage pregnancy when they only have information on births.
The study, released this week, found that just six percent of women between the ages of 15 and 19 got pregnant inwhich means that there were 57 pregnancies for every 1, teenage girls. Teen abortion and birth rates have similarly declined from their respective peaks, although the drop off has been less dramatic. What can we do to figure out what is causing these declines?
Teenage pregnancy in the United States refers to females under the age of 20 who become pregnant. In, babies were born to women aged 15 — 19 years old. This is a birth rate of
All A-Z health topics. View all pages in this section. See more ways that NIH research has advanced women's health. Teen mothers and their infants are at increased risk for lifelong health problems and social and economic challenges.
PIP: The US has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the developed world, and although there is no consensus on the best solution, promising prevention approaches are being offered. A successful approach, which increased contraceptive use among teens and helped reduce adolescent pregnancies, involved a school-based clinic in Minnesota. It provided information about sex and birth control, and referred students to a clinic for contraceptive services.
Inthe teen pregnancy rate reached a new low. It declined by 63 percent from tofrom to 43 pregnancies per 1, females ages 15 to 19—the lowest rate reported since estimates began in Among females younger than 15, there was a 78 percent decline from to from 3.
The teen pregnancy rate in the United States declined 25 percent from to The decline can be seen in all states and among all racial and ethnic groups, although some groups experienced greater declines than others. This is great news.
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As an educator for the Robert Crown Center, I spend a considerable amount of time in front of 8 th graders discussing pregnancy prevention. I posed a question to one of the groups I was teaching: Do you think teen pregnancy has been increasing or decreasing in the past couple of decades? The students overwhelmingly guessed that teen pregnancy has been increasing.