In , the teen pregnancy rate reached a new low. It declined by 63 percent from to , from to 43 pregnancies per 1, females ages 15 to 19—the lowest rate reported since estimates began in Among females younger than 15, there was a 78 percent decline from to from 3. Over the same period, rates for teens ages 15 to 17 declined by 72 percent, from 75 to 21 pregnancies per 1, females; the rates for teens ages 18 to 19 declined by 56 percent, from to The pregnancy rate among teens who are sexually experienced those who have ever had intercourse has also decreased similarly. In , there were pregnancies per 1, sexually experienced female teens; by , that rate had fallen 55 percent, to pregnancies.
Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing
Ending child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone | At a glance: Sierra Leone | UNICEF
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience — please keep coming back to see the improvements. Humanitarian situation reports. At the event, Heads of State — together with United Nations, civil society and donor organizations — recommitted to accelerating the implementation of the CAP on ending child marriage, including providing financial and technical support. These discussions are essential to draw support to protecting the rights of girls to choose and shape their own futures and not be forced into marriage against their wills. In Sierra Leone, teenage pregnancy and child marriage are common: data from show that nearly 40 per cent of girls are married before their 18th birthday.
San Antonio Teen Births Have Been Cut in Half Over Last Decade
In , there were Nearly nine in ten Not all teen births are first births. In , one in six
The U. As of , the teen birth rate This represents a 9 percent drop from