Black Teens & Pregnancy: Are Today’s Facts Better Or Worse?
About one million teenagers become pregnant each year in the United States, accounting for 13% of all U.S. births. While teen pregnancy rates have declined, black teens are still two to three times more likely than white teens to become pregnant. Yes, progress has been made, but there needs to be a continued focus on the overall reproductive and mental health needs of today’s young black women.
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• Twenty-three percent of 14 year olds and 30% of all 15 year olds have had sexual intercourse.
• Early childbearing tends to reduce the mother’s opportunity to attain a high level of education and employment.