Preventing Teen Pregnancy in the US

More than 400,000 teen girls, aged 15-19 years, give birth each year in the US. Having a child during the teen years carries high costs - emotional, physical, and financial - to the mother, father, child, and community. Parents, educators, public health and medical professionals, and community organizations all have a role to play in reducing teen pregnancy. During the past 20 years, the rate of teen girls having children has dropped by about 40% to its lowest level since records began being kept 70 years ago. Despite this good news, there is still much work to do, because teen pregnancy has such a huge impact on the future of America's children.

  • Content Type: Brochure
  • Topic: Pregnancy prevention
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: teen pregnancy, prevention, adolescent
  • Target Audiences:
    • Race: Any Race
    • Age: Any Age
    • Gender: Any Gender
    • Other: None
  • Date Produced/Published: Apr 01, 2011
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