Crazy Pregnancy Facts

However, the teen pregnancy rate increased for two years in a row in 2006 and 2007"”to more than 42 out of 1000. Approximately one-third of young women in the United States become pregnant during their teens. More than 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended and unintentional. The highest teen birth rate occurs in Hispanic women (83 out of 1000 in 2006).

Teenage births are associated with lower annual income for the mother. Eighty percent of teen mothers must rely on welfare at some point. Teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of school. Only about one-third of teen mothers obtain a high school diploma. Teenage pregnancies are associated with increased rates of alcohol and substance abuse, lower educational level, and reduced earning potential in teen fathers. In the United States, the annual cost of teen pregnancies from lost tax revenues, public assistance, child health care, foster care, and involvement with the criminal justice system is estimated to be about $7 billion.

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  1. How much does teens like me cost the united states annually?
  2. 20% of teen fathers do not marry the mother of their child.
  3. Less than _____ of teens who are pregnant before the age of 18 complete high school?
  4. Girls born to teen mother are ____ more likely to become mothers as teens themselves.
  5. Where do most boys who are born to teen mothers end up?
  6. Which country has the highest teen birth rate?
  7. How old was the youngest girl to get pregnant?
  8. Who has the highest teen pregnancy rates?
  9. 1 in 4 teen mothers under age 18 have a second baby within ____ year(s) after their first baby.
  10. How old am I?

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