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CDC - Teen Pregnancy Home - Reproductive Health

CDC - Teen Pregnancy Home - Reproductive Health

The Importance of Prevention

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.1 This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 8% from 2010. Birth rates fell 11% for women aged 15–17 years, and 7% 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.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Topics

About Teen Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2010–2015
CDC is partnering with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates.
Social Media Tools
These free, easy-to-use communication tools can expand the reach of your health messages and help increase public engagement.
Parent and Guardian Resources
Your teen needs your help in understanding his or her feelings, peer pressure, and how to say no if he or she does not want to have sex.
For Health Care Providers
As a health care provider, you play a critical role in further reducing teen pregnancy rates through the care you provide to your adolescent patients.
For Teens
This Web page is especially for teens and designed with input from teens.

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