Jul 11, · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports teen pregnancy is at an historic low, but the reason isn't exactly clear. Some experts suspect teens are delaying or reducing sexual activity. Others believe teens are becoming more educated about birth control methods and they're being more proactive about preventing pregnancy.
Teen pregnancy can result in a number of negative consequences. It is necessary to understand the associated risk and protective factors in order to appropriately implement prevention efforts. Risk factors encourage, or increase, behaviors that increase the likelihood of teen pregnancy, while protective factors decrease these behaviors.
Pregnancy Partnership (MTPP) Risk Assessment Tool, its use, and compares its enumerated risk factors to those described in the literature for teenage pregnancy in the United States. Based on this favorable comparison, we recommend using the MTTP Risk Assessment Tool as a basis forAuthor: Kanchen Loganathan.
The teen pregnancy rate (which includes pregnancies that end in a live birth and those that end in termination or miscarriage) has declined by 51 percent since – from to