Teenage pregnancy in the United States refers to females under the age of 20 who become pregnant. 89% of these births take place out-of-wedlock. In the.
Still, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is substantially higher than in other western industrialized nations5, and racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in teen birth .
One out of every eight people living in the United States today (about 42 million people) is a teenager. Most of these young people are healthy and developing.