Women Health Concern
Article Of the Month May 2015
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children. In 2013, a total of 273,105 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 26.5 per 1,000 women in this age group. Teen pregnancy prevention is one of CDC’s top six priorities, a “winnable battle” in public health.