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Hispanic Teen Pregnancy Rates, 2002-2007

Fast Fact of the Month from The Medical Institute

Hispanic females aged 15-19 years, when compared to white or to black non-Hispanic females in the same age group, have a higher pregnancy rate (132.8 vs. 45.2 vs. 128.0 per 100,000 persons), more first time sex partners that are >4 years older (35% vs. 20% vs. 19%), and a lower proportion ever having talked to a parent about sexual health topics before the age of 18 (65% vs. 72% vs. 74%), respectively. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexual and reproductive health of persons aged 10-24 years – United States, 2002-2007. Surveillance Summaries, July 17, 2009. MMWR 2009;58(No.SS-6).[29September 2009, HIV Vaccine Update, The Medical Institute, www.medinstitute.org]