teen stats & faq’s

Georgia has the 15th highest teen birthrate in the nation among females aged 15-19. ¹

One in four adolescents report verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. ²

Fewer than four out of 10 teen mothers ever complete high school. ³

One out of every four sexually active teens has had an STD. 4

Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school drop out rates among girls. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by age 22, versus nearly 90% of women who had not given birth during adolescence. 4

¹ Source: CDC (2020) www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/teen-births/teenbirths.htm

² Source: Foshee VA, Linder GF, Bauman KE, et al. The Safe Dates project: theoretical basis, evaluation design, and selected baseline findings. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 1996; 12(Suppl 2):39-47

³ Source: www.gcapp.org

Source: www.cdc.gov/TeenPregnancy