Teen Pregnancy Prevetion: Resources from the CDC
In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 31.3 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 8 percent from 2010. Birth rates fell 11 percent for women aged 15–17 years, and 7 percent for women aged 18–19 years. While reasons for the declines are not clear, teens seem to be less sexually active, and more of those who are sexually active seem to be using birth control than in previous years.
Click the link below to find the CDC's resources on teen pregnancy along with facts on prevention and resources for health care providers, guardians and young parents.