Status: Baseline only
Reduce pregnancies among adolescent females
Baseline: 43.4 pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 years occurred in 2013
Target: 31.4 pregnancies per 1,000 females
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Natality (NVSS-N), CDC/NCHS; Surveillance Data for Abortion, CDC/NCCDPHP; Guttmacher Institute Abortion Provider Census (APC), Guttmacher Institute; Population Estimates, Census
Babies born to teen mothers are more likely to be premature, have a low birth weight, and even to die. Having a baby can also negatively impact teen mothers’ health and their educational and job opportunities. Although teen pregnancy and birth rates have gone down in recent years, disparities by race/ethnicity remain. Evidence shows that a variety of outreach and educational programs can help reduce teen pregnancies.
Workgroup: Family Planning Workgroup