PHS The teen birth rate in the United States rose in for the first time sinceand unmarried childbearing also rose significantly, according to preliminary birth statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. A final report to follow will have more detailed data.
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has risen for the first time in five years, figures published today show. Ministers admitted they were disappointed by the latest data on conception rates but said they were confident a government programme to drive down teen pregancy rates was still on course. Conception rates among girls rose from
April The U. For example, the U. The teen birth rate was 44 percent below the recent peak inand 64 percent lower than the all-time high level of
The teen birth rate in the United States is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1, girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Inthe birth rate among to year-old girls and women was less than half of what it had been in Despite rapid declines in teen birth rates across all major racial and ethnic groups, disparities persist.
Teen birth rates declined from to from 89 to 52 births per 1, females ages 15 to 19then remained steady through From toteen birth rates increased from 50 to 62 per 1, a nearly 25 percent rise in seven years. However, from tobirth rates declined by more than a third, from 62 to 40 per 1, women.
Teen birth rates fell steeply in the United States from throughresuming a decline that began in but was briefly interrupted in and Recent trends by state and race and Hispanic origin are illustrated using the most current available data from the National Vital Statistics System. Keywords: teen childbearing, geographic differences and trends, National Vital Statistics System.
The decline in U. Modeling fertility change using behavioral data can inform adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts. We used data on sexual activity and contraceptive use from National Surveys of Family Growth for young women 15—19 years of age, and contraceptive failure rates, to estimate a Pregnancy Risk Index PRI for the periods, and
With the heartbreaking photo of a Syrian child rescued from a bombed house making its way around the internet -- as well as our nonstop election circus -- it's time for some good news for a change. The CDC did not discuss the specific reasons for this decline. However, there are probably three major contributors:. First, it is known that teens are having less sex.
Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. Largely due to increased contraceptive use, teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined since their peak in
Birth rates fell to The findings reflect differences in access to medically accurate information about sex, one expert said. They are important because teen parents are less likely to pursue higher education, their children are less likely to be healthy, and they earn less on average than people who have children later.