Category - Teen
8 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 1519 this means that about 7 became pregnant. Teenage pregnancy rate reached its lowest point in more than 30 years (67.). less favorable socioeconomic conditions, such as low education and low income levels of a teens family, may contribute to high teen birth rates. 7 teens in child welfare systems are at higher risk of teen pregnancy and birth than other groups. For example, young women living in foster care are more than twice as likely to become pregnant than those not in foster care. News - june 21,2008 time magazines kathleen kingsbury discusses her interview with the teens in the high-school pregnancy pact, with msnbc alex witt. published on oct 7, 2008 created by young people at the project aware summer film institute in 2008, this is a short public service announcement to teens. The june 2008 allegation that a teenage pregnancy pact may have existed at gloucester high school in massachusetts, resulting in 17 pregnancies in a school of 1200 students, rocked a town that counts among its residents a large catholic population. The previous year, the school had only 4 student pregnancies in comparison. Contrast, pregnancy rates among hispanic teenagers were low in vermont and west virginia (26 per 1,000 and 46 per 1,000, respectively). Discussion teen pregnancy rates in all 50 states have steadily declined over the past 20 years. While the increase in the rate in some states from 2005 to 2008 is troubling, these increases appear to be short-term. In 2011, the teen birthrate in the united states fell to the lowest level recorded in nearly 70 years of tracking teen childbearing. 6 in 2008, the teen pregnancy rate among african-american and hispanic teen girls, ages 15 to 19, was over two and a half times higher than the teen pregnancy rate among white teen girls of the same age group. New! Teen access and quality initiative improving adolescent reproductive health best practices external icon births in the united states, 2018 trends in repeat births and use of postpartum contraception among teens united states, 20042015.