TEEN BIRTHS IN THE US, Girls 15 - 19
2015
229,888
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$9.4
BILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
22 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-16%%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-64%%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991

Teen Birth Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White
2015
16 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-14%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-63%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Non-Hispanic Black
2015
31.8 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-18%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-73%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Hispanic
2015
34.9 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-16%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-67%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
American Indian / Alaska Native
2015
25.7 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-17%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-69%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
Asian / Pacific Islander
2015
6.9 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-21%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-75%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
TEEN PREGNANCY IN THE US, Girls 15 - 19
2011
553,000
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2011
52 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-9%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-55%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1990

Teen Pregnancy Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White
2011
35 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-58%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1991
Non-Hispanic Black
2011
93 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-8%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-58%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1991
Hispanic
2011
74 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-11%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-56%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1991
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN THE US, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
41
2015
EVER HAD SEX
86
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN THE US, Women 15 - 44
45
2011
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
69
2008
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED, AMONG UNMARRIED WOMEN 20 - 29
$21
2010
BILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In the US, Girls 15 - 19
2015
Number of Teen Births
Girls Age 15-19
229,888
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing (in Millions of $)
$9.4 billion
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
99,220
Non-Hispanic Black
54,819
Hispanic
85,970
American Indian/Alaska Native
5,001
Asian/Pacific Islander
4,637
2015
Proportion of Teen Births by Age*
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
26%
Girls 18-19
73%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
22 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2013
-16%
From peak year, 1991
-64%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
16 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
31.8 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
34.9 Births per 1,000 Girls
American Indian/Alaska Native
25.7 Births per 1,000 Girls
Asian/Pacific Islander
6.9 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2013
Non-Hispanic White
-14%
Non-Hispanic Black
-18%
Hispanic
-16%
American Indian/Alaska Native
-17%
Asian/Pacific Islander
-21%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991
Non-Hispanic White
-63%
Non-Hispanic Black
-73%
Hispanic
-67%
American Indian/Alaska Native
-69%
Asian/Pacific Islander
-75%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
10 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
41 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2014
Girls 15-17
-20%
Girls 18-19
-7%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-74%
Girls 18-19
-57%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order †
First Births
83%
Subsequent Births
17%
2015
Percent of Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls
89%
Teen Pregnancy In the US, Girls 15 - 19
2011
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies Among Girls Age 15-19
553,000
2011
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age *
Girls Under 15
2%
Girls 15-17
29%
Girls 18-19
69%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
52 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2010
-9%
From peak year, 1990
-55%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
35 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
93 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
74 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2010
Non-Hispanic White
-6%
Non-Hispanic Black §
-8%
Hispanic
-11%
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
-58%
Non-Hispanic Black §
-58%
Hispanic
-56%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
27 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
89 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-12%
Girls 18-19
-8%
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1990
Girls 15-17
-64%
Girls 18-19
-49%
Sex & Contraception In the US, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Students Who Have Ever Had Sex
41%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
24%
Grade 10
36%
Grade 11
50%
Grade 12
58%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
43%
Females
39%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
40%
Non-Hispanic Black
49%
Hispanic
43%
American Indian/Alaska Native
39%
Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
2015
Sexually Active
Students Who Had Sexual Intercourse in the Previous Three Months
30%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
16%
Grade 10
26%
Grade 11
35%
Grade 12
46%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
30%
Females
30%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
30%
Non-Hispanic Black
33%
Hispanic
30%
American Indian/Alaska Native
31%
Asian/Pacific Islander
12%
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Students Who Had Sex for the First Time Before Age 13
4%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
4%
Grade 10
5%
Grade 11
3%
Grade 12
4%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
6%
Females
2%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3%
Non-Hispanic Black
8%
Hispanic
5%
American Indian/Alaska Native
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Sexual Partners
11%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
5%
Grade 10
9%
Grade 11
13%
Grade 12
19%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
14%
Females
9%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
10%
Non-Hispanic Black
19%
Hispanic
11%
American Indian/Alaska Native
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Used Any Method at Last Sex
86%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
84%
Grade 10
88%
Grade 11
89%
Grade 12
85%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Females
85%
Males
88%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
90%
Non-Hispanic Black
84%
Hispanic
80%
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
57%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
61%
Grade 10
60%
Grade 11
58%
Grade 12
53%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
62%
Females
52%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
57%
Non-Hispanic Black
63%
Hispanic
56%
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Sexually Active High School Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
18%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
11%
Grade 10
16%
Grade 11
22%
Grade 12
20%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
15%
Females
21%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
23%
Non-Hispanic Black
9%
Hispanic
12%
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
27%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
16%
Grade 10
24%
Grade 11
31%
Grade 12
30%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Females
34%
Males
20%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
33%
Non-Hispanic Black
16%
Hispanic
18%
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
Unplanned Pregnancy In the US, Women 15 - 44
2011
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Overall
45%
2008
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Unmarried Women 20-29
69%
2011
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Overall
45 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2008
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Unmarried Women 20-29
95 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$21.0 billion
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