Young teen pregnancy, state

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Teen childbearing can carry health, economic, and social consequences for mothers and their children. Teen pregnancy and childbirth contribute significantly to dropout rates among high school females, increased health and foster care costs, and a wide range of developmental problems for children born to teen mothers.Teen pregnancy prevention efforts require involvement of families, service providers, schools, faith- and community-based organizations, policymakers, and youth.

What the data shows
The number of young teen pregnancies ages 10-17 has fallen by 60% since 2008, from
440 in 2008 to 172 in 2016. The rate of young teen pregnancy per 1,000 girls ages 10-17 in Maine has fallen from 9.4 per 1,000 to 2.9 per 1,000. in that same time period.

Nationally, the rate of teen pregnancy is at an historic low.
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Definitions: The number/rate of all reported live births, induced abortions, and fetal deaths occurring to females ages 10-17 at the state level.

Data Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics.

Footnotes: LNE (Low number event) Data have been suppressed to preserve confidentiality.
Teen pregnancy includes the number of births, as well as induced abortions and fetal deaths.

Updated August 2018.