Birth, Abortion and Pregnancy Rates for Developed Countries, Ages 15-19

Teenage pregnancy is more common in the United States than in most other industrialized countries, according to the The Alan Guttmacher Institute report on Teenage Sexuality and Reproductive Behavior in Developed Countries.


Country Births Abortions Pregnancies*
Russian Federation 45.6 56.1 101.7
United States 54.4 29.2 83.6
Bulgaria 49.6 33.7 83.3
Romania 42.0 32.0 74.0
Belarus 39.0 34.3 73.3
Georgia 53.0 13.4 66.4
Estonia 33.4 32.8 66.2
Rep. of Moldova 53.2 11.6 64.8
Hungary 29.5 29.6 59.1
Latvia 25.5 29.0 54.5
New Zealand 34.0 20.0 54.0
England and Wales 28.4 18.6 47.0
Canada 24.2 21.2 45.4
Australia 19.8 23.8 43.6
Slovak Republic 32.3 11.1 43.4
Iceland 22.1 21.2 43.3
Scotland 27.1 14.5 41.6
Czech Republic 20.1 12.3 32.4
Norway 13.5 18.7 32.2
Northern Ireland 23.7 4.8 28.5
Israel 18.0 9.8 27.8
Sweden 7.7 17.2 24.9
Denmark 8.3 14.4 22.7
Finland 9.8 10.7 20.5
France 10.0 10.2 20.2
Slovenia 9.3 10.6 19.9
Ireland 15.0 4.2 19.2
Germany 12.5 3.6 16.1
Belgium 9.1 5.0 14.1
Spain 7.8 4.5 12.3
Netherlands 8.2 4.0 12.2
Italy 6.9 5.1 12.0
Japan 3.9 6.3 10.2

*Note: pregnancies exclude miscarriages; data from mid-1990's

SOURCE: The Alan Guttmacher Institute report on Teenage Sexuality and Reproductive Behavior in Developed Countries


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