Even though teenage pregnancy has declined in the last two decades, in these 10 cities with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in America, it is still an issue.
Teenage pregnancy refers to girls under the age of 20 who get pregnant. Most of these girls are not married, as most of the pregnancies are not intended. The United States still have higher teen pregnancy rates than most countries even though recently the rates are decreasing due to birth control. Teenage pregnancies, birth, and abortion have been declining in all racial and ethnic groups in every U.S. state, but disparities remain. If you are wondering which state has the highest teenage pregnancy rate, according to a research conducted in 2010, Mexico was the top state with highest teenage pregnancy rate where 93 out of 1,000 teenage girls became pregnant. On the other hand, New Hampshire had the lowest rates with only 33 girls out of 1,000 getting pregnant. You can find out what the other states with highest teenage pregnancy rates were by taking a look at 10 States with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in America. As for the highest teenage pregnancy rate by country, check out 15 Countries with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in the World in 2018.
According to Center For Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 the birth rate of Hispanic teens was still much higher than for non-Hispanic teens while the birth rate of black teens was almost twice as high as the rate among white teens. There are many geographic differences in teen birth rates though. According to the same report, there are counties with high teen pregnancy rates in some states where the rates are overall low.
When it comes to teenage pregnancy statistics by state, there are plenty of sources. However, coming up with a list of cities with highest teenage pregnancy rate by city was rather difficult. This is partly due to the fact that rural areas of America have much higher teen pregnancy rates than urban areas, so there is not enough data to suggest which cities are in fact, the top 10 when it comes to this matter. We recently published a list of 15 cities with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world in 2018, but when it comes to America, we struggled to find the sources. Our title refers to cities, but due to lack of precise information, we based our list on the Guttmacher Institute report, which contains data on teenage birth rate by state, so we ranked the states instead. We then searched for any data on teen pregnancies within these states’ cities. We included the links for any information we found on teenage pregnancies in these cities. So, without further ado, these are the 15 cities with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in America.
10. Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii has long been among the top states with highest teenage pregnancy rates in America. According to a study, almost 54% of pregnancies resulting in live births were unintended.