More than half of all Hispanic girls in the United States experience teen pregnancy.
Black women have the highest teen pregnancy rate (134 per 1,000 women aged 15- to 19-years-old), followed by Hispanics (131 per 1,000) and non-Hispanic whites (48 per 1,000).
82% of teen pregnancies are unplanned.
Two-thirds of all teen pregnancies occur among 18- to 19-year-olds.
Teen pregnancy rates are much higher in the United States than in many other developed countries: twice as high as in England and Wales or Canada and eight times as high as in the Netherlands or Japan.
11% of all U.S. births are to teens.
57% of pregnancies among 15- to 19-year-olds ended in birth in 2002, compared with 64% among all women.
Babies born to teens are more likely to be low-birth-weight than are those born to women in their 20s and 30s.
Teen moms are more likely than in the past to complete high school or obtain a GED, but they are still less likely than women who delay having a child to go on to college.
All statistics come from the Guttmacher Institute.