Teen Pregnancy and Violence

This fact sheet compiled by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy contains facts and data about teen pregnancy, violence such as sexual and emotional abuse and relationships.

Some interesting facts include:

  • “Adverse childhood experiences such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, and witnessing intimate partner violence are linked with having sex at an early age […]”
  • “Several studies have found that teens are at an increased risk of physical abuse during pregnancy as compared to older women.”

Citation:

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (2007). Why it Matters: Teen Pregnancy and Overrall Child Well-being. Washington, DC: Author.

Link to “Why it Matters: Teen Pregnancy and Violence.” (PDF)

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