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The United States….
The highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world – twice as high as in England or Canada, and ten times higher than Switzerland.
Teen birth rate dropped nine percent from 2009 to 2010. This is the lowest birth rate since 1946.
About 1 in 3 women become pregnant at least once before they're 20.
Approximately 750,000 teens get pregnant each year.
The 9th highest teenage birth rate for females ages 15-19 in 2010.
Mobile County has the highest teenage birth rate in Alabama among the state’s three largest metropolitan areas (Jefferson County, Mobile County, and Montgomery County); Mississippi has the highest teen birth rate for females ages 15-19.
Did YOU know?
A sexually active teen that does not use contraception has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year.
Teen Pregnancy affects education . Only a third of teen mothers earn their high school diploma. Only 1.5% have a college degree by the age of 30.
Girls born to teen mothers are more likely to be teen mothers themselves. Boys born to teen moms are more likely to end up in prison.
75% of girls and over half of boys report that girls who have sex do so because their boyfriends want them to.
8 in 10 girls and 6 in 10 boys say they wish they had waited until they were older to have sex.
Most teens (6 in 10) and adults (3 in 4) believe that teen boys often receive the message that they are “expected to have sex.”
Diapers are expensive, but it's nothing compared to the $9 billion that teen pregnancy costs the United States each year. This includes increased spending in child welfare costs and public sector health care.
Birth Rate by Zip Code Mobile County 2009
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