Teen Pregnancy Facts

Facts

  • Nearly three in 10 girls in the U.S. Get pregnant before age 20
  • 733,000 teen pregnancies happen each year or 2000 everyday
  • Parenthood is a leading reason why teen girls drop out of school
  • One in 10 children born in the United States is born to a teen mom
  • Nearly half of all teen mothers live below the poverty line
  • About 25% of teen moms have a 2nd child within 24 months of their first baby
  • Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30
  • A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year
  • Teens had fewer babies in 2010 than in any year since the mid-1940s
  • 8 out of 10 teen dads don’t marry the mother of their child
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You're life would change extremely if you had a baby as a teen. You would have another person to think about, not just yourself. So that means you won't really have time for what you want to do anymore. You would have to get a job to support you and your baby. You wouldn't really have anymore friends and your family relationships would change. Your dreams and education would probably not exists anymore.