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Ina total ofbabies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years.
Teenage pregnancy refers to the pregnancy of adolescent females under the age of Although adolescent pregnancy rates are on the decline, the United States still has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the developed worlds. According to a report by the Guttmacher Institutethe following statistics characterize teenage pregnancy in the U.
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.
Among developed countries, the U. Teens in the U. For comparison, out of 1, American girls between the ages ofapproximately 57 are pregnant at any given time.
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Teens in the United States are far more likely to give birth than in any other industrialized country in the world. Among more developed countries, Russia has the next highest teen birth rate after the United States, but an American teenage girl is still around 25 percent more likely to give birth than her counterpart in Russia. Moreover, these statistics incorporate the almost 40 percent fall in the teen birth rate that the United States has experienced over the past two decades. Differences across U.
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