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Winnable Battles: Teen Pregnancy

Two Teen Couples Walking and TalkingOverarching Goal

Reduce teen pregnancy and its contribution to the cycle of poverty for teens and their families

Key Actions

Targets

IndicatorBaseline2015 Target
Teen birth rate among adolescent females ages 15 to 1937.9 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19 (2009)30.3 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19 (20% reduction)

Trends

Trends in the rate of births among adolescent females ages 15-19, 2007-2010

Relevant Healthy People Objectives

FP 8.1Reduce the pregnancy rate among adolescent females aged 15 to 17 years
2020 target: 36.2 pregnancies per 1,000
Baseline: 40.2 pregnancies per 1,000 (2005)
FP 8.2Reduce the pregnancy rate among adolescent females aged 18 to 19 years
2020 target: 105.9 pregnancies per 1,000
Baseline: 117.7 pregnancies per 1,000 (2005)
 
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