Teen Pregnancy!

Each Year, almost 750,000 teenage women aged 15-19 become pregnant. The teenage pregnancy rate in this country is at it's lowest in 30 years, down 36% since it's peak in 1990. A growing body of research suggests that both increased abstinence and changes in contraceptive practice are responsible for recent declines in teenage pregnancy.

* The teenage pregnancy rate among those who ever had intercourse declined 28% between 1990 and 2002.

* Between 1988 and 2000, teenage pregnancy rates declined in every state and in the District of Columbia.

* By 2002, the teenage abortion rate had dropped by 50% from it's peak in 1988.
* From 1986 to 2002, the proportion of teenage pregnancies ending in abortion declined more than one-quarter from 46% to 34% of pregnancies among 15-19 year olds.

* Among black women aged 15-19, the nationwide pregnancy rate fell by 40% between 1990 and 2002.

* Among white teenagers, it declined by 34% during the same time period.

* Among Hispanic teenagers the pregnancy rate increased slightly from 1991-1992, but by 2002 was 19% lower than the 1990 rate.

In general, states with the largest numbers of teenagers also had the greatest number of teenage pregnancies. California reported the highest number of adolescent pregnancies (113,000). followed by Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois (with about 37,000-80,000 each). The smallest numbers of teenage pregnancies were in Vermont, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota and Alaska, all of which reported fewer than 2,000 pregnancies among women aged 15-19.

State -Level Statistics:

* In 2000, teenage birthrates were highest in Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas and New Mexico. The states with the lowest teenage birth rates were New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Dakota and Maine.

* Teenage abortion rates were highest in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Nevada and California.

* Fifty percent or more of teenage pregnancies end in abortion in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

* By contrast, teenagers in Utah, Kentucky, South Dakota and North Dakota had the lowest abortion rates. These states also had fewer than 17% of teenage pregnancies end in abortion; South Dakota, Utah and Kentucky.

* Nevada had the highest teenage pregnancy rate (113 per 1,000), while North Dakota had the lowest rate ( 42 per 1,000).

* Among states with available data, Arkansas had the highest pregnancy rate among non-Hispanic white teenagers (77 per 1,000). Pregnancy rates among this group were also high in other Southern states: Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and South Carolina (71-73 per 1,000). Meanwhile, North Dakota had the lowest rate among non-Hispanic white teenagers (33 per 1,000).

* Among black teenagers aged 15-19, pregnancy rates were highest in New Jersey (209 per 1,000) and in Wisconsin, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Oregon (161-177 per 1,000). They were lowest in Utah, New Mexico, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Colorado (71-114 per 1,000).

* Georgia, Arizona, Tennessee, Colorado and Delaware had the highest pregnancy rates among Hispanic women aged 15-19 (154-169 per 1,000) In contrast, pregnancy rates among Hispanic teenagers were lowest in Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota and Ohio (71-115 per 1,000).


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