Category - Teen
the teen pregnancy rate in the united states has been declining in the past 20 years. the rate of teen pregnancy in the united states has decreased by to. statistics canada began tracking teen pregnancy rates in 1974, and aside from several blips upwards, the rates have been declining. Map 1 shows teen pregnancy rate by toronto neighbourhood for 2011to 201 3 combined. Areas in northwest toronto, east york and scarborough had clusters of neighbourhoods with higher rates than the city overall. This pattern is consistent with that for the general pregnancy rate for women 15 to 49 years. from 1974, when statistics canada first began disseminating teen pregnancy data, to 1999, the combined birth and abortion rate per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 fell from 49. the findings also suggest that the two main elements of pregnancy rate -- sexual activity and contraceptive use -- can prove helpful in explaining the pregnancy and std rates in different countries. The authors point out, however, that sexual activity and contraceptive use are influenced by a large number of social, economic, political, and.