TeenPregnancy - Teen Pregnancy William P. Adelman M.D.,...

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Teen Pregnancy William P. Adelman M.D., FAAP William P. Adelman M.D., FAAP Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy www.teenpregnancy.org www.teenpregnancy.org
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Teen Pregnancy Why do we care? Why do we care? U.S. Data and current trends U.S. Data and current trends Should we care in the military? Should we care in the military? What military data is available? What military data is available? What works and where is the evidence? What works and where is the evidence? Office Based Approach Office Based Approach We know lots about sex, what about sexuality? We know lots about sex, what about sexuality? Adult and teen perceptions Adult and teen perceptions
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Four in Ten Girls Get Pregnant at Least Once Before Age 20. Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy analysis of Henshaw, S.K., U.S. . Teenage Pregnancy Statistics , New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, May, 1996; and Forrest, J.D., Proportion of U.S. Women Ever Pregnant Before Age 20 , New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1986, unpublished.
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under 15 3% 15-17 37% 18-19 60% 542,640 337,530 24,830 Total: 905,000 The Alan Guttmacher Institute. (1999). Special report: U.S. teenage pregnancy statistics with comparative statistics for women aged 20-24 . New York: Author. 100 Teen Girls Get Pregnant Each Hour
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We’re Number One 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 United States (1996) Canada (1995) Denmark (1995) Wales (1995) France (1995) Japan (1995) Netherlands (1992) Norway (1996) Sweden (1996) Pregnancy Rate Birth Rate The United States has much higher pregnancy and birth rates than other fully industrialized countries. US pregnancy rates are nearly twice as high as rates in Canada and England and seven to eight times as high as rates in Japan and the Netherlands. Singh, S., & Darroch, J.E. (2000). Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing: Levels and trends in developed countries. Family Planning Perspectives 32 (1), 14-23. Pregnancy rates calculated as the sum of births, abortions, and estimated miscarriages (20 percent of births plus 10 percent of miscarriages).
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miscarriage 14% abortion 30% birth 56% In 1996, just over one-half of teen pregnancies to girls aged 15-19 ended in birth, about one-third ended in abortion, and 14 percent ended in miscarriage. The Alan Guttmacher Institute. (1999). Special report: U.S. teenage pregnancy statistics with comparative statistics for women aged 20-24 . New York: Author. 491,577 124,700 263,890 Each Year, Half a Million Teens Give Birth
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Nearly one-half million teen births occurred in 1999. * Data for 1999 are preliminary.
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