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Teenage pregnancy has been a persistent social issue in the United States for many years. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 15.2 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in 2019. While this rate has declined since the 1990s.


AL Alabama 24.8
AK Alaska 17.7
AZ Arizona 16.6
AR Arkansas 27.8
CA California 11
CO Colorado 12.5
CT Connecticut 7.6
DE Delaware 14.6
FL Florida 15.2
GA Georgia 18.2
HI Hawaii 13
ID Idaho 14.6
IL Illinois 13.6
IN Indiana 18.7
IA Iowa 13.3
KS Kansas 18.1
KY Kentucky 23.8
LA Louisiana 25.7
ME Maine 10.6
MD Maryland 13.1
MA Massachusetts 6.1
MI Michigan 13.5
MN Minnesota 9.1
MS Mississippi 27.9
MO Missouri 18.8
MT Montana 13.2
NE Nebraska 15.1
NV Nevada 16.8
NH New Hampshire 6.6
NJ New Jersey 9.2
NM New Mexico 21.9
NY New York 10
NC North Carolina 17.3
ND North Dakota 13.7
OH Ohio 17.6
OK Oklahoma 25
OR Oregon 10.1
PA Pennsylvania 12.6
RI Rhode Island 9.4
SC South Carolina 19.3
SD South Dakota 18.7
TN Tennessee 23.3
TX Texas 22.4
UT Utah 10.8
VT Vermont 7
VA Virginia 13.1
WA Washington 11.3
WV West Virginia 22.5
WI Wisconsin 11.5
WY Wyoming 18.1

Number of births per 1,000 females aged 15–19. This data is from the year 2020. Latest info will be updated soon.

Source:  CDC/National Center for Health Statistics


Research suggests that factors such as poverty, lack of access to comprehensive sex education and contraception, and cultural attitudes toward sex and pregnancy can all contribute to the problem.

One major factor is the lack of access to comprehensive sex education in schools. While many states require some form of sex education, the content and quality of these programs can vary widely. Some states still teach abstinence-only sex education, which is ineffective at preventing unintended pregnancies.

Another factor is poverty. Teenagers from low-income families are more likely to become pregnant, as they may lack access to effective contraception or may not have the resources to raise a child. Additionally, cultural attitudes towards sex and pregnancy can play a role, with some communities viewing teenage pregnancy as a rite of passage or a sign of maturity.


Efforts to address teenage pregnancy must focus on providing young people with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their sexual health. This includes comprehensive sex education that covers topics such as contraception, healthy relationships, and consent. It also includes ensuring that young people have access to affordable and effective contraception, regardless of their income level or geographic location.

Community-based programs can also play an important role in reducing teenage pregnancy rates. These programs can provide young people with a safe and supportive environment where they can learn about sexual health and receive counseling and support.