U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions

National and State Trends, and Trends by Race and Ethnicity

Posted January 1, 2010
By the Guttmacher Institute
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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.