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Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy
September 15, 2010 Kim Goldman

Facts On Teen Pregnancy

The United States has the highest teenage pregnancy rate of all developed countries – approximately 821,810 teenagers become pregnant each year;

Approximately 46% of yearly pregnancies result in miscarriage or termination. And 445,944 of those pregnancies actually result in teen births.

Every year, nearly 53,007 babies are born to teens in California. Approximately 76% are unmarried teens with children.

African Americans (153,000) count for the majority of teen pregnancies. Hispanics (138,000) and Whites (55,000) follow accordingly.

In 2000, girls of 15-17 years old were more likely to be unmarried than older teens (18-19) by 14%.


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