Government estimates indicate that teen abortion rates increased during the s, stabilized during the s at around 43 per 1, females ages 15 to 19, then decreased steadily to about 11 per 1, by Similar declines are evident for all age groups. Rates for non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic females have all fallen notably since the early s, although declines started a bit later for Hispanic females in
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. AlmostU. Many states have considered or adopted laws that would prevent teens under 18 from obtaining an abortion unless they involve a parent or go to court.
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And I agree. Here in the United States, minors have a right to an abortion without parental consent unless otherwise specified by state law, and many states do specify otherwise. What it does is delay appropriate medical care — and increase the number of teen births. Teen births are generally on the decline, which is a good thing.
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NCBI Bookshelf. One major source of confusion in the literature dealing with teen pregnancy and childbearing is precisely the distinction between pregnancy and its outcomes. People often say they're referring to teenage pregnancy when they only have information on births.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Finding out you're pregnant when you're a teenager can be daunting, especially if the pregnancy wasn't planned, but help and support is available. First, if you think you might be pregnant but you're not sure, it's important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible to find out.
But the link between poverty and single parenthood is more complex than is often alleged. The conventional wisdom has it that an epidemic of teen pregnancy is today ruining the lives of young women and their children and perpetuating poverty in America. In polite circles, people speak regretfully of "babies having babies.
Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. The majority of states — thirty-six as of June — currently enforce laws that require a young person to notify or obtain consent from one or both parents before they can receive abortion care. Most young people faced with an unintended pregnancy choose to involve their parents.