Eight hundred-twenty thousand teen girls get pregnant each
year in the US
Public costs from teenage childbearing totaled $120 billion
from 1985 to 1990
The U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates are nearly double
Canada's and more than eight times those of Japan.
Low birth weight babies may have organs that are not fully
Some states have rates almost three times higher than those
of the states with the lowest rates.
Pressure from their partners is one of the main reasons
teens fail to use birth control.
About 11 percent of all U.S. births in 2002 were to teens
aged 15 to 19.
About 860,000 teenagers become pregnant each year and about
425,000 give birth.
The majority of teen pregnancies are not planned.
Low birth weight babies are more than 20 times as likely to
die in their first year of life as normal-weight babies.
Symptoms of pregnancy:
-A missed period
-A short period.
-Breasts that are sore, tender or swollen.
-You feel sick to your stomach.
Even if used perfectly, all methods of birth control have a
A teenage mother is at greater risk than women over age 20
for pregnancy complications.