Teen pregnancy

Myth: There is a teen pregnancy epidemic.

 NO WAY. Don’t listen to current affair shows!

Here are some stats for you.

  • The majority of Australian teenagers giving birth are aged 18 or 19 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Only 4% of births to teenage mothers were to women aged 15 years or younger.
  • In 2010, for every 1000 births to women of all ages, less than 9 of those were to teenager. That's less than 1% of births are to teenage mothers.

 

Check out Family Planning Queensland's article on Teenage Pregnancy Indicators if you want some more info.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014