Pregnancy

Fast Facts

  • 750,000 teen girls get pregnant every year.1
  • 31% of young women get pregnant at least once before they turn 20.2
  • Only 1/3 of teen moms graduate from high school.3

From Teen Birth Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2005:4

  • The teen birth rate was 31 per 1000 females ages 15-19.
  • 9% of the total births were teen births (344 out of 3899).
  • 71% of the teen births were to girls in Watsonville.

Other sites

Check out these other sites for more pregnancy-related info:

Footnotes:

  1. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, “Facts & Stats – 1.” 
  2. Ibid.
  3. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, “General Facts and Stats.”
  4. Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, “Birth Certificate Summary & Perinatal Indicators 2005,” compiled in May 2006.