How does the teen pregnancy rate in the
United States compare with those in Europe?
In the United States the rate of teen pregnancy is about 48 teens girls for every 1000 young women. The rates for France are 17 out of 1000 teen girls, 14 out of 1000 teen girls in Germany and 7 out of 1000 teen girls in the Netherlands. In short, American teen girls are more likely to have babies than teen girls in Europe.
Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Former Human Development & Family Studies Specialist, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, October 26, 2005