Although teen pregnancy rates have declined in recent decades, the U.S. rate is still one of the highest in the developed world. By tracking the changing health care landscape and providing quality data and policy analysis, the Guttmacher Institute strives to shed light on U.S. teen pregnancy and on the social and economic factors that contribute to it. Guttmacher promotes policies and programs to enable teens to avoid unintended pregnancy.
Here from an expert
School-based health centers can play a key role in addressing unplanned teen pregnancy, and failing to provide contraceptive services on-site, for whatever reason, is self-defeating. We know contraception has been the main driver of the steep decline in the U.S. pregnancy rate among 15-19-year-olds, which is why it’s so important to give students easy access to the information and services they need