Teenage pregnancy and fertility trends--United States, 1974, 1980.

  • Published 1985 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
This article presents data on teenage pregnancy and fertility in the US in 1974 and 1980. In 1974-80, the pregnancy rate for females aged 15-19 years increased by 8.2%, from 81.8/1000 to 88.5/1000. However, the rate for sexually active females in this age group decreased by 5.7%, from 204.5/1000 to 192.8/1000. In this period, the fertility rate of 15-19… CONTINUE READING