Mission Not Accomplished (May 2016): Survey Says

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Mission Not Accomplished (May 2016): Survey Says

Survey Says: Mission Not Acomplished (May 2016)

The numbers are striking. Since peaking in the early 1990s, teen pregnancy is down 55% and teen births have plummeted 61%. There have been impressive declines in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups.

Despite this extraordinary national success story, nearly one in four teens still get pregnant by age 20 and progress remains uneven. Teens and young women of color still experience higher rates of teen pregnancy. The vast majority of the American public seems to recognize the challenges that remain and support additional efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. 

Suggested Citation(s)

Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). (2016). Survey Says: Mission Not Acomplished. Washington, DC: Author.

May 2016

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