Teenage pregnancy typically refers to pregnancies occurring between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. Government and academic institutions typically measure and report the teenage birth rate based on the number of live births per one thousand female adolescents ages fifteen to nineteen. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teenage birth rate in the United States dropped from 61.8 in 1991 to 15.4 in 2020, a decline of 75 percent and the lowest rate recorded since the CDC began recording birth rates in the 1940s.
The CDC does not report data on the teenage pregnancy rate—which encompasses live births, stillbirths, and both spontaneous and induced abortions—on an annual basis. However, the Guttmacher Institute, a...Read more