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Preventing teen pregnancy—and abortion—is one of those perennial hot-button issues in the news. However, according to Pew Research Center analysis of new data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics branch of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC"the teen birth rate in the United States is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1, girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group. The Guttmacher Institutea recognized leader on matters relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights has been collecting, collating, analyzing, and disseminating high-quality research on these subjects since
Reuters Health - Compared to teen mothers, girls who have an abortion before age 18 have no negative effects that carry into early adulthood, a nationwide study in Finland suggests. Girls who had underage abortions tended to have higher educational attainment and were less likely to be dependent on welfare at age 25 compared to the girls who gave birth, the study team found. Previous studies have linked teen motherhood to lower educational levels and worse physical and mental health in adulthood, but had not analyzed the same outcomes after abortion, the authors write in the journal Human Reproduction, online July 7.
The number of teenage girls who have had an abortion has changed noticeably since the s. Figure 1 shows that, during the s, the teen abortion rate increased from less than 3 percent to more than 4 percent; that is, by the mids, more than 4 percent of girls years of age had had an abortion in a given year. The abortion rate then remained stable for a decade.
Teenage abortions are surprisingly common, but unavoidably traumatic. The growing exposure of teens to help them explore their sexuality without the right sex education can lead to physical relationships, which often lead to STDs, and, in some cases, pregnancies and subsequent abortions. To understand the growing incidence of teenage abortions, it is important to recognize the underlying cause, which is growing number of teenage pregnancies.
Lorena a pseudonym was arrested after having a miscarriage on suspicion of having an abortion. She gave birth, and without a support network to help her, she dropped out of school. Too many girls find themselves in similar situations, forced to choose between clandestine — and often risky — abortions or continuing an unwanted pregnancy.
Teenage pregnancy in the United States refers to females under the age of 20 who become pregnant. In, babies were born to women aged 15 — 19 years old. This is a birth rate of Pregnancies are much less common among girls younger than
By Sarah KnaptonScience Editor. Nearly a quarter of teenage girls who have abortions have already had a previous termination or pregnancy, leading to fears that the procedure is being used as a form of contraception. A review of 20 years of figures shows that the number of teenagers opting to have an abortion after previously being pregnant has jumped 33 per cent.