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Is the teen pregnancy rate rising or declining? Explain.
Teen Pregnancy Rate Declining


Pregnancy rate is number of births plus number of terminated pregnancies / 1,000 (abort plus miscarry)
2002 - 75 pregnancies / 1,000 girls aged 15-19 (2005 projected to be 64 /1,000 teens)
1996 – 38% girls got pregnant in teens
2000 – 34% girls got pregnant in teens
2005 – projected 26% girls pregnant in teens
2015 – goal for only 17% girls to get pg in teens
How do you calculate the pregnancy rate?
Pregnancy rate is number of births plus number of terminated pregnancies / 1,000 (abort plus miscarry)
What has been happening with teen birth rater (as opposed to pregnancy rate)? Explain.
Teen Birth Rates


41 per 1,000 (2004) vs 62 per 1,000 (1991)
33% decline! Historic Lows! Lower #s too.
(in 1950 it was 82/1,000, 1960 it was 89/1,000)
What's happening to the age of marriage? Explain.
Age of marriage increasing (average 25.3 yrs. In 2002)
Thus, teens parents more likely to be Unmarried (18% to unmarried teens
What are some of the racial trends associated with teen pregnancy?
Racial Trends


Teen birth rates decreasing for all Race groups, but most quickly for Blacks


Comparing 1990 – 2003 rates, % decline:
Hispanics 105 down to 82 / 1,000 - 22%
Blacks 118 down to 65 / 1,000 – 45%
Whites 43 down to 28 / 1,000 – 35%