1 in 5 Teen Births are Repeat Births

Though teen pregnancy rates have been declining, still more than 365,000 teens, ages 15 to 19, gave birth in 2010. Many of these teens have repeat births. A repeat (or subsequent) teen birth is defined as "the second (or more) pregnancy ending in a live birth before age 20". Nationally, 18.3% of births to teens are repeat births. In CFRP's home state, Texas, the rate is even higher, and it actually has the highest repeat teen pregnancy rate in the country, at 21.9% (The National Campaign's State and National Comparisons). 

Nationally, there were 66,800 repeat teen births in 2010, or an average of 183 per day. Of these, 85% were second births, 13% third births, and 2% were fourth to six births. For more stats, click for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Vital Signs April 2013 issue and the National Vital Statistics Final Report on Births in 2010