Quick Facts

  • Doctor shining light in patient's eyes
    47 Million

    Women with access to new prevention-related services without paying more

    Eight new services are available under the health care law, explains HHS Secretary Sebelius in her recent blog.  See all 22 covered services for women

  • Father lecturing teen boy with mother in background
    9%

    Of young men between ages 12 and 16 in 1996 became fathers before turning 20

    According to new estimates from the Child Trends Research Brief, which presents some information about characteristics of teen fathers at the birth of their first child.

  • Children in Child Care

    number of children under age 5 in some type of child care setting every week

  • about 44% of girls and 27% of boys

    ages 15-19, have spoken with their parents about both abstinence and birth control.

    About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education on both topics, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

  • Girls Born to Teen Parents are Almost 33%

    more likely to become teen parents themselves.

    FYSB and its partners at OAH, CDC, and the Indian Health Service are educating young people to end the cycle of teen pregnancy.

  • Hispanic and Black Teen Girls are Almost 2-3 Times

    more likely to give birth than white teen girls, according to the CDC.

    FYSB's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets youth who are homeless, in foster care, living in rural areas, or from minority groups.

  • Only 50% of Teen Mothers

    receive a high school diploma by age 22, compared to nearly 90% of women who did not give birth during adolescence.

    FYSB's adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees give young people the tools they need to postpone parenthood.

  • Woman in prison on phone behind glass
    66,000

    Incarcerated women

    Nationwide are mothers of minor children, according to the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women. A recent  publication reveals ten truths that matter when working with "justice involved" women.

  • Mother with back towards camera holding sleeping baby
    $430

    Average monthly child support payment

    Or $5,150 per year, according to Support Providers: 2010, the new Census Bureau statistics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

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