- 6 in 10 teens who have had sex say they wish they waited.
- 6 in 10 pregnancies in women aged 20-24 are unplanned.
- 3 in 10 girls in the U.S. get pregnant at least once by age 20.
- Half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned — about 3 million a year.
- Teen Childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $10.9 billion in 2008, according to an updated analysis by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Most of the costs of teen childbearing are associated with negative consequences for the children of teen mothers, including increased costs for health care, foster care, incarceration, and lost tax revenue.
For more information, please consult the following:
- Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/
- The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary: Sexual and Reproductive Health of Person Aged 10-24 Years – United States, 2002-2007 released on July 17, 2009
- National Data: www.thenationalcampaign.org/national-data/
- State Data: www.thenationalcampaign.org/state-data/state-profile.aspx?state=maryland
- Kids Count Data Center and Data Book 2012
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center now includes community-level data in addition to city, state, and national data. Find more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors. Create your own maps, graphs, and charts for use in presentations or on your own website.
- NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) www.nlm.nih.gov
Alternately, call 1-888-FIND-NLM.
- Medline Plus medlineplus.gov
A clearinghouse for health information.
- Maryland Health — Go Local apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/local/maryland/homepage.cfm?areaid=4
Comprehensive listing of local services of all types.