In 2010, the number of births to teenage mothers was 367,752 — a birth rate of 34.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. This indicates that the long-term downward trend in teen birth rates has resumed.
CDC has identified teen pregnancy prevention as a Winnable Battle. With additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that we can implement now, we will have a significant impact on our nation's health.
The Teen Pregnancy Winnable Battle materials below provide a snapshot of the context and background for this priority area, as well as descriptions of some of the systems, policy, and programmatic interventions pursued by CDC and our public health partners at the federal, state and local levels.
Reduce teen pregnancy – Progress Report [PDF - 123 KB]
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy of any developed nation in the world.
Teen Pregnancy Overview Materials:
- Introduction letter from CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden [PDF - 97KB]
- PowerPoint slides [PPT - 9.5MB], which can be tailored for your use by adding specific data, case studies, and other useful information
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention [VIDEO - 06:36 minutes]
- At A Glance, which provides an overview of the major issues, CDC's role in teen pregnancy prevention, and future directions and opportunities
- Vital Signs: Preventing Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.
- Teen Pregnancy Winnable Battle Goals
For more information about the Teen Pregnancy Winnable Battle, please visit www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy.
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- Page last reviewed: November 3, 2014
- Page last updated: November 3, 2014
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