- Every 3 in 10 American girls will be pregnant before the age of 20.
- Almost 25% of teen moms will have a second child within 24 months of their first baby.
- Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree before the age of 30.
- 8 out of 10 teen dads don’t marry their child’s mother.
- A sexually active teen that doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90% chance of being pregnant within a year.
- In 2009 46% of high school students said they have had sexual intercourse.
- Teen pregnancy is at an all-time low since the 1940’s.
How to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Risks
- To prevent teen pregnancy, it is essential for teens that are sexually active to use effective contraceptives (such as condoms, birth control pills, the patch, the vaginal ring, the IUD, and injectable birth control methods) and to use them every time they have sex.
- The most effective and 100% way not to have a teen pregnancy is Abstinence.
- Teen mothers are more likely to give birth to a low birth weight baby.
- Teens have poorer eating habits and are less likely to take their prenatal vitamins to give healthy nutrition to the baby.
- Children born to teens are more likely to be abused or neglected.
- Girls born to teenage mothers are more likely to a teen mother as well.
A girl named Jenny stressed from her baby and only being a teen.
A pregnant teen named katie trying to make a decision to keep the baby or not.
Statistics show that babies from teen moms are not likely to graduate high school.