The teen pregnancy rate in the United States has been on a steady decline since 2009. As of 2017, there were 18.8 births for every 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19. Despite these lower rates, however, the U.S. continues to have the highest teen pregnancy rate of all developed nations.
Teenage Pregnancy by Region. The highest teenage pregnancy rates in United States of America are observed in the Southern States as well as the Southeast states. New Mexico, Texas and Mississippi that are the poster boys for southern states have the highest teenage pregnancy rates with 80/1000, 76/1000 and 73/1000 respectively.
Teen Pregnancy in the United States. In 2015, a total of 229,715 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a birth rate of 22.3 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is another record low for U.S. teens and a drop of 8% from 2014. Birth rates fell 9% for women aged 15–17 years and 7% for women aged 18–19 years.1.