U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions

National and State Trends, and Trends by Race and Ethnicity

By the Guttmacher Institute

January 1, 2010


This report contains teenage pregnancy, birth and abortion statistics, with national estimates through 2006, and state-level estimates through 2005.

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Key Takeaway

Key Takeaways

From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, pregnancy rates among teenagers and young women in the United States increased by about 21% among all women younger than 20, and by 17% among women aged 20-24.

For the first time since the early 1990s, overall rates of pregnancy and birth among teenagers and young women increased from 2005 to 2006. There are large and long-standing disparities in rates by race and by state.

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