In 2010, the rate of live births to teenage mothers in the United States dropped to a low of 34 births per 1,000.
This was the lowest rate of teenage births in the United States since 1946.
Demographic studies by organizations like the Alan Guttmacher Institute (Alan Guttmacher Institute 2010) give a statistical description of teenage pregnancy in the United States.
The number of teen pregnancies and the pregnancy outcomes are often used to support claims that teenage pregnancy is a serious social problem.
Teenage pregnancy is a natural human occurrence that is a poor fit with modern society.
In many ways it has become a proxy in what could be called the cultural wars.
What’s more, some 85 percent of these pregnancies are unintended.
These pregnancies and births suggest that the story of teenage pregnancy is not in the numbers of teen pregnancies and births but in the story of what causes the increase and decrease in the numbers.
Topics that provide a global view of the variations in perception of and response to teenage pregnancy will also be covered in this article.
Adolescent pregnancy is a complex issue with many reasons for concern.