TEEN BIRTHS IN THE US, Girls 15 - 19
2012
305,388
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$9.4
BILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2012
29 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-52%%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991

Teen Birth Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White
2012
21 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-53%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Non-Hispanic Black
2012
44 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-7%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-63%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Hispanic
2012
46 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-7%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-56%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
American Indian / Alaska Native
2012
35 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-3%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-59%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Asian / Pacific Islander
2012
10 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-5%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2011
-64%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
TEEN PREGNANCY IN THE US, Girls 15 - 19
2009
709,000
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2009
66 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2008
-44%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1990

Teen Pregnancy Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White
2009
43 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-4%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2008
-51%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1990
Non-Hispanic Black
2009
115 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2008
-51%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1990
Hispanic
2009
101 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-10%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2008
-40%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1990
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN THE US, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
47
2011
EVER HAD SEX
87
2011
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN THE US, Women 15 - 44
51
2008
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
69
2008
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED, AMONG UNMARRIED WOMEN 20 - 29
$12.5
2008
BILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In the US, Girls 15 - 19
2012
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19
305,388
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing (in Millions of $)
$9.4 billion
2012
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
119,757
Non-Hispanic Black
71,286
Hispanic
102,722
American Indian/Alaska Native
6,476
Asian/Pacific Islander
5,529
2012
Proportion of Teen Births by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
28%
Girls 18-19
71%
2012
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
29 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2011
-6%
From peak year, 1991
-52%
2012
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
21 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
44 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
46 Births per 1,000 Girls
American Indian/Alaska Native
35 Births per 1,000 Girls
Asian/Pacific Islander
10 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2011
Non-Hispanic White
-6%
Non-Hispanic Black
-7%
Hispanic
-7%
American Indian/Alaska Native
-3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
-5%
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991
Non-Hispanic White
-53%
Non-Hispanic Black
-63%
Hispanic
-56%
American Indian/Alaska Native
-59%
Asian/Pacific Islander
-64%
2012
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
14 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
51 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2011
Girls 15-17
-8%
Girls 18-19
-5%
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-63%
Girls 18-19
-45%
2012
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order°
First Births
83%
Subsequent Births
17%
2012
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
14%
Non-Hispanic Black
20%
Hispanic
20%
American Indian/Alaska Native
19%
Asian/Pacific Islander
17%
2012
Percent of Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls
89%
Teen Pregnancy In the US, Girls 15 - 19
2009
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies Among Girls Age 15-19
709,000
2009
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
2%
Girls 15-17
32%
Girls 18-19
66%
2009
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
66 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2009
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2008
-6%
From peak year, 1990
-44%
2009
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
43 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
115 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
101 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2009
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2008
Non-Hispanic White
-4%
Non-Hispanic Black
-6%
Hispanic §
-10%
2009
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1990
Non-Hispanic White
-51%
Non-Hispanic Black
-51%
Hispanic §
-40%
2009
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
37 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
107 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2009
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2008
Girls 15-17
-7%
Girls 18-19
-6%
2009
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1990
Girls 15-17
-53%
Girls 18-19
-36%
Sex & Contraception In the US, High school students
2011
Ever Had Sex
Students Who Have Ever Had Sex
47%
2011
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
33%
Grade 10
44%
Grade 11
53%
Grade 12
63%
2011
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
49%
Females
46%
2011
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
44%
Non-Hispanic Black
60%
Hispanic
49%
American Indian/Alaska Native
69%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Sexually Active
Students Who Had Sexual Intercourse in the Previous Three Months
34%
2011
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
21%
Grade 10
30%
Grade 11
39%
Grade 12
48%
2011
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
33%
Females
34%
2011
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
32%
Non-Hispanic Black
41%
Hispanic
34%
American Indian/Alaska Native
46%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Sex Before Age 13
Students Who Had Sex for the First Time Before Age 13
6%
2011
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
9%
Grade 10
6%
Grade 11
5%
Grade 12
4%
2011
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
9%
Females
3%
2011
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
4%
Non-Hispanic Black
14%
Hispanic
7%
American Indian/Alaska Native
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Sexual Partners
15%
2011
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
9%
Grade 10
12%
Grade 11
17%
Grade 12
24%
2011
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
18%
Females
13%
2011
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
13%
Non-Hispanic Black
25%
Hispanic
15%
American Indian/Alaska Native
22%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Used Any Method at Last Sex
87%
2011
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
83%
Grade 10
87%
Grade 11
88%
Grade 12
89%
2011
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Females
85%
Males
89%
2011
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
90%
Non-Hispanic Black
87%
Hispanic
82%
American Indian/Alaska Native
87%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
60%
2011
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
62%
Grade 10
63%
Grade 11
61%
Grade 12
56%
2011
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
67%
Females
54%
2011
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
60%
Non-Hispanic Black
65%
Hispanic
58%
American Indian/Alaska Native
66%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Sexually Active High School Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
18%
2011
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
9%
Grade 10
15%
Grade 11
18%
Grade 12
25%
2011
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
13%
Females
23%
2011
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
24%
Non-Hispanic Black
10%
Hispanic
11%
American Indian/Alaska Native
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2011
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
23%
2011
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
14%
Grade 10
20%
Grade 11
23%
Grade 12
31%
2011
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
17%
Females
30%
2011
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
29%
Non-Hispanic Black
17%
Hispanic
15%
American Indian/Alaska Native
21%
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
Unplanned Pregnancy In the US, Women 15 - 44
2008
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Overall
51%
Among Unmarried Women 20-29
69%
2008
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Overall
54 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
Among Unmarried Women 20-29
95 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2008
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$12.5 billion
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