In 2017, the birth rates of Hispanic teens (28.9) and non-Hispanic black teens (27.5) were more than two times higher than the rate for non-Hispanic white teens (13.2). Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children. In a study released earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Hispanics had the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the U.S. in 2012. Per 1,000 Hispanic teens aged 15 to 17 years old, the birth rate was 25.5 percen,t while the total birth rate per 1,000 teens across all ethnicities in the same age group was 14.1 percent, according to the CDC Vital Signs.
Apr 14, 2014 · Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant? U.S. teen pregnancies have declined for years, but Latinas still have the highest rate. Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with . More than half (53%) of Latinas in the United States become pregnant at least once before age 20. 1 – 3 In 2006, the pregnancy rate among adolescent Latinas was nearly double the national average (127 vs. 72 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–19), 4 and Latina teenagers were twice as likely as others to give birth (83 vs. 42 births per 1,000). 5 Teenage childbirth may have substantial Cited by: 61.
Latinas have the highest teen-pregnancy rate of any group. The birth rate (per 1,000 girls) for white teens in California is nine, compared to a rate of 29 for Hispanic teens, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The teen birth rate for black teens is also disproportionately high, at 23. Ryan states that in the year 2000, “22% of Hispanic teen pregnancies ended in abortion compared with 30% of pregnancies among all other teens (Ryan, Franzetta, & Manlove, 2005, p. 3).” There are many issues that lead to the problem of teen pregnancy in the Hispanic population.