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.”
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)
This booklet, published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, offers parents 10 important tips to prevent teen pregnancy and offers information and advice on communication and parenting.
Link to “10 Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Pregnancy” (PDF)
The study by Guttmacher Institute examines associations between the characteristics of adolescent relationships and consistency of condom use. Among teenagers who had had sex with their dating partner, both negative relationship aspects and positive qualities were negatively associated with consistent condom use.
The study concludes that relationship dynamics were more related to condom use than social and demographic factors. This suggests that prevention efforts should focus more on relationship processes, recognizing that positive and negative relationship features are related to condom use.
Citation: Manning, W.D., Flanigan, C.M., Giordano, P.C., & Longmore, M A. (2009). Relationship dynamics and consistency of condom use among adolescents. Guttmacher Institute. Vol. 41., No. 3.
Full text available to subscribers. Click here.
This fact sheet summarizes the dating activities of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. It was found that dating among this age group has steadily declined since 2001. The pros and cons of teenage dating is discussed on this fact sheet, along with how factors such as race, gender, age, and the amount of education a teen’s parents have, determines the dating activity of a teen.
- “White students in the twelfth grade were significantly more likely than black students to date frequently.”
- “In 2006, one-half of eighth-grade students reported never dating compared with 35 percent of tenth graders, and 27 percent of twelfth graders.”
- “In 2006, females in the tenth and twelfth grades were somewhat more likely than their male peers to report dating frequently.”
- “In 2006, students in both tenth and twelfth grade whose parents had completed high school or less were somewhat more likely to report dating frequently than were students whose parents had received a college education.”
Citation: City Trends. (2006). Dating. Retrieved from http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/pdf/73_PDF.pdf
Link to fact sheet.