Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth, and Abortion Rates Across Countries: Levels and Recent Trends

by Gilda Sedgh, Lawrence B. Finer, Akinrinola Bankole et al.
Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 223–230, February 2015

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http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(14)00387-5/pdfcov150h

In the first known assessment of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates across a range of countries and regions, the study examines rates among 15–19-year-olds and among 10–14-year-olds in all countries for which recent information could be obtained, as well as trends for the mid-1990s when available. The authors conclude that despite recent declines, teen pregnancy rates remain high in many countries. Research on the planning status of these pregnancies and on factors that determine how teens resolve their pregnancies could further inform programs and policies.

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