Statistics on children, youth and families in Maine from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Maine Children's Alliance
Repeat teen pregnancies
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Repeat teen pregnancies
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Why This Indicator Matters
According to the CDC, having more than one child as a teen can further limit the teen mother's ability to finish her education or get a job. Infants born from a repeat teen birth are often born too small or too soon, which can lead to more health problems for the baby. CDC on Repeat Teen Births
What the data shows
Nationally, in 2019, nearly 20% of births to teen mothers were repeat births. The Northeast states lead the country in the fewest repeat teen births.
Since the Maine data is about pregnancies, not births, the data shown here is not comparable with national data. In Maine, the number of repeat pregnancies declined by 71% between 2009 and 2021 from 346 to 101 repeat pregnancies to females under age 20.
Definition and Source
Updated January 2023
Maine Children's Alliance
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