Adolescent unintended pregnancy: the scope of the problem.

  • Published 1994 in Contraception Report
About 50% of the more than million adolescent pregnancies a year in the United States result in child birth. Abortion is used by 4 out of 10 pregnant adolescents (44%) to terminate unwanted pregnancy. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 1990 found that sexual activity was initiated earlier, and the percentage of students ever having sexual intercourse or… (More)