May 31, 2017 · In 2008 the teen birth rate was 40.2 births per 1,000 women, a drop of 35% from the peak rate of 61.8 per thousand in 1991. Teenage Abortion Rate In 2008 the teen abortion rate was 17.8 abortions per 1,000 women, the lowest rate since abortion was legalized.
This is the lowest rate observed in the last four decades, and it marks a 23% decline from the 2008 teen pregnancy rate of 68.2. National teen birth and abortion rates have also declined sharply: in 2011, there were 31.3 births per 1,000 teen women (down from 40.2 in 2008) and 13.5 abortions per 1,000 teen women (down from 18.1 in 2008).
• The long-term decline in teenage birth and abortion rates were interrupted by increases in 2006. By 2008, the declines had resumed. • From 1986 to 2008, the proportion of teenage pregnancies ending in abortion (i.e., the abortion ratio) declined by one-third, from 46% to 31%.
It was also down 42 percent from 1990, when teen pregnancies peaked at 116.9 per 1,000 teen girls and women. The teen abortion rate in 2008 dropped to the lowest rate seen since 1972 at 17.8 per Author: James B. Kelleher.
Teen pregnancy, abortion and birth rates are presented in Table 1 and Figure 1. Among the countries with reliable teen pregnancy rates, the highest by far is in the US (68 pregnancies per 1,000 15-19 year olds in 2008).