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  • 18% of U.S teens have experienced sex prior to the age of fifteen
  • 66% of unmarried teens have sex by the age of nineteen years
  • By age twenty 75% of American females and 86% of American males are sexually active
  • United States has the highest rates of pregnancy
  • By age twenty 40%of white women and 64% of black women will have experienced at least one pregnancy
  • 80% of teen women who get married most likely get divorced
  • About 1 million teenagers become pregnant each year, and more than 530,000 give birth
  • 3 million out of 12 million teens are affected by sexually transmitted diseases these diseases can cause complications with the baby
  • 9% of teenage girls have low-birth weight babies
  • 50% of adolescents who have a baby become pregnant again within two years of the first birth
  • The second baby born to an adolescent mother is at risk than the first baby to be low birth weight
  • The children of adolescent mothers are at increased risk than the first baby to be low birth weight
  • The children of adolescent mothers are at risk for being a teen parent themselves
  • Every 26 seconds another adolescent becomes pregnant
  • Every 56 seconds another adolescent gives birth
  • 85% of all teenage pregnancies are unplanned
  • 13% of all U.S. births are to teenagers
  • 80% of teenage pregnancies occur outside of marriage
  • 9 million children living in welfare families
  • The fathers born to teenage mothers are likely to be older than the women
  • Teenagers account for 31% of all non-marital births
  • The younger the mother the greater the risks of complications for both mother and child
  • 2/3 of never married mothers now raise their children in poverty
  • Children of teen mothers are far more likely than the children of older, two parent families to fall behind and drop out of school. Their also at risk of getting into trouble with the law, to abuse drugs and join gangs, to have children of their own out of wedlock, and to become dependant on welfare.
  • The majority of all teens in the U.S. have sexual intercourse by the time they reach 12th grade
  • 1/4 of all unintended teen pregnancies occur to adolescents using no birth control
  • Approximately 70% of all pregnant adolescents do not receive adequate prenatal care, when in reality, they are the group that needs care the most
  • Recent studies reveal that up to 2/3 of teen mothers have a history of sexual abuse
  • School failure (not in all cases) often follows early childbearing, pregnancy, and sexual intercourse
  • Teens often have poor eating habits and may smoke, drink alcohol, and take drugs, increasing the risk that their babies will be born with health problems
  • Pregnant teens are least likely of all maternal are groups to get early and regular parental care
  • 1/3 of teens moms drop out of school

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