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Teen Pregnancy in New York

There are more than 400,000 teen pregnancies every year in the US. That means nearly three girls out of ten get pregnant before they turn 20 (as of 2008).
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In 2005, there were 77 pregnancies for every 1,000 teen girls in New York – this is slightly higher than the national average of 70 per 1,000. New York ranks 11th in the nation for teen pregnancy.
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The United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than any other developed nation.
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Teen pregnancy rates went down steadily between 1991 and 2005, then increased by five percent between 2006 and 2007. Records from 2008 indicate it is declining again.
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Teens living in poverty are more likely to get pregnant.
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More than 40 percent of teenage mothers report living in poverty by the time they reach age 27.
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