This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot series — shares the latest statistics on teen pregnancy in the United States. It tells how teen birth rates differ by location and race and how the number of teen mothers in America has decreased over time. 

September 3, 2006

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshots

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    A state-by-state breakdown of teen pregnancy rates.

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    The negative effects of teenage childbearing.

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    Resources on reducing adolescent pregnancy.

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    How our nation’s teen birth rate has changed since 1995.

Key Takeaway

When it comes to teen birth rates, America is making progress — but there’s still room for improvement

The good news: the number of teen mothers in the United States is on the decline. The not-so-great news: American teenagers remain more likely to give birth compared to their counterparts in other affluent countries. The nation’s teen birth rate is also particularly high for minorities and adolescents living in low-income communities.

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