Despite a recent decline in teen pregnancy and birth rates, teen pregnancy remains a significant problem in this country.
- The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate among developed countries.
- About 1 million teens become pregnant each year.
- Nearly 80 percent of these pregnancies are unintended and almost 50 percent end in abortion.
This section provides information about teen pregnancy, how to prevent becoming pregnant and what you can do if you think you might be pregnant.
Last reviewed January 2009