More than half (53) of Latinas in the United States become pregnant at least once before age 20. 1 3 In 2006, the pregnancy rate among adolescent Latinas was nearly double the national average (127 vs. 72 pregnancies per 1, 000 women aged 1519), 4 and Latina teenagers were twice as likely as others to give birth (83 vs. 42 births per
53 rows Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing Teen Births In 2016, there were 20. 3 births for every 1, 000 adolescent females ages 1519, or 209, 809 babies born to females in this age group. 1 Births to teens ages 15
high rates of teen pregnancy fuel high rates of poverty, school dropout, and unemployment 8, it is vital that we understand the factors that contribute to this health burden and potential solutions.