The teen birth rate in the United States is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1, girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. In , the birth rate among to year-old girls and women was less than half of what it had been in
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Teen birth rates declined from to for most racial groups and for Hispanics. Although adolescent pregnancy rates are on the decline, the United States still has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the developed worlds. Every program undergoes independent, systemic review to develop additional information on the model. People stats.
Adolescent pregnancy and parenthood are associated with social, health and financial costs to teen parents, families and states. Factoid Education stats. In September , the U.