National Statistics

  • 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.
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