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Teen pregnancy Its a terrible thing to think about honestly but it is happening all around us Thirty-four percent of young girls become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 About 750000 teenagers get pregnant in the United States each year Nevada has the highest teen birth rate 113 out of every 1000 teenagers will get pregnant and North Dakota has the lowest 42 out of every 1000 11 Facts About Teen Pregnancy Do Something 7 February 2012 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world Teen birth rate is climbing after steadily falling for years but there are still an estimated one million teen pregnancies in the United States alone About 85 percent of those pregnancies are unplanned Unmarried teens having children account for 24 percent of all unmarried expectant mothers In 2002 the abortion rate among teen mothers was 50 percent lower than its high point in 1988 Since 1990 the pregnancy rate among black teenagers dropped around 40 percent Since 1990 the pregnancy rate among Hispanic teens dropped around 19 percent Since 1990 the pregnancy rate among white teenagers dropped around 34 percent Six in ten teen pregnancies occur among 18- to 19-year olds Among sexually experienced teens about 9 percent of 14-year-olds 18 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds and 22 percent of 18- to 19-year-olds become pregnant each year The good news is that teen birth rates have dropped by almost a third since the beginning of the 1990s With pregnancy prevention programs are more understanding and teaching about safe sex this number will hopefully drop even more Teen Pregnancy Statistics Pregnant Teen Help November 23 2010 Web 7 February 2012 So while teen pregnancies are dropping it is still a constant problem as there are more and more kids who enter their teenage years each year
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