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Teen pregnancy and childbearing are at historic lows and there has been impressive progress on both fronts in all 50 states. Even so, in there were 18, births to teens. As of there were 56, pregnancies among teens age 15 to 19 in California. Notes: the data here represents the most recently available from a variety of sources. The most recent year available varies by indicator.
In , a total of , babies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years.
In , there were Nearly nine in ten Not all teen births are first births. In , one in six