About 31% of Sexually Active U.S. Teenage Girls Become Pregnant

May 5, 2006

Prevention

From the KFF weekly newsletter on Women’s Health Policy: Nearly 31% of girls ages 15 to 19 who have had sexual intercourse at least once become pregnant, and more than 13% of sexually active teenage boys say they have been involved in a pregnancy, according to a report released Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The report presents statistics from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth for teenage boys and girls on age of “first sex,”