Defining the Problem of Unplanned Pregnancy

Statistics on teen pregnancy:

A couple's hands folded across woman's pregnant stomach.
  • 34% of women in the United States get pregnant at least once before the age of 20.

  • The rate of teen pregnancy in the United States remains far higher than in other industrialized countries.

  • Some subgroups in the United States show an even higher rate of teen pregnancy:

  • 51% of Latina teens become pregnant before the age of 20.

  • Teen birth rates have increased among all ethnic groups, age 15-17 years.

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