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Statistics

The following statistics relate to adolescent pregnancy prevention and reproductive health and includes teens and young adults. These statistics were updated December 2014.

Key Sources for Statistics, Publications, and Information:

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Their publications and topic sections provide excellent information about adolescent sexual health, including current statistics.

Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development with a focus on teens and young adults and their sexual activity, contraceptive use, and fertility. Research on these topics can be found at this site in fact sheets and research briefs, articles in peer-reviewed journals, presentations, and news releases.

Guttmacher Institute produces a wide range of resources on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health, including the International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, the Guttmacher Policy Review and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Key resources and statistics on these topics can be located in their publications, fact sheets and slide shows.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a federal health agency that provides information about research and statistics and produces publications on a wide range of topics related to adolescent pregnancy prevention and reproductive health including:

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by focusing on their strategy of preventing teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults.  

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. Planned Parenthood is a respected leader in providing medically accurate and up-to-date information about topics such as contraception, women’s and men’s health.