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Teen Pregnancy

Photo: Two teen couples. In 2010, the number of births to teenage mothers was 367,752 — a birth rate of 34.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. This indicates that the long-term downward trend in teen birth rates has resumed.

CDC has identified teen pregnancy prevention as a Winnable Battle. With additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that we can implement now, we will have a significant impact on our nation’s health.

The Teen Pregnancy Winnable Battle materials below provide a snapshot of the context and background for this priority area, as well as descriptions of some of the systems, policy, and programmatic interventions pursued by CDC and our public health partners at the federal, state and local levels.

Reduce teen pregnancyProgress Report [PDF – 123 KB]
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy of any developed nation in the world.

Teen Pregnancy Overview Materials:

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