According to the Office of Adolescent Health at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the teen birth rate in the U.S. has dropped continuously over the past 20 years and dropped 10% nationwide between 2012 and 2013. In 2013, about 273,000 babies were born nationally to adolescent teens aged 15-19 years for a rate of 26.5/1,000 adolescent females. According to the data from the World Bank, the U.S. teen birth rate in 2010-14 was higher than that of many developed countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, and the majority of European countries. Teen pregnancies are associated with negative outcomes for the mother, child, and society.
South Dakota Department of Health, Public Health Bulletin
South Dakota Department of Health
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