Social, educational and financial costs of teen pregnancy
The United State spends $7 billion each year due to the costs of teen pregnancy.
Only one-third of teenage mothers complete high school and receive their diplomas
By age 30, only 1.5 percent of women who had pregnancies as a teenager have a college degree.
80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare
Within the first year of becoming teen mothers, one-half of unmarried teen mothers go on welfare.*
The daughters of teen mothers are 22 percent more likely than their peers to become teen mothers.
Sons of teenaged mothers have a 13 percent greater chance of ending up in prison as compared to their peers.
How much greater is the U.S. teen pregnancy rate than other countries?*
Greater teen pregnancy rates translate into higher abortion in the United States for the industrialized world.
The U.S. has twice the teen pregnancy rate as Canada
Both Germany and France have a teen pregnancy rate that is four times lower than the U.S.
Japan's teen pregnancy rate is eight times lower the United States
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