Facts and Statistics about Teenage Abortion

Reports indicate that there are approximately 1 million teenagers in America that become pregnant each year. Of those, 78% are unintended. Of all the teenage women that become pregnant, 35% choose to have an abortion rather than bear a child. Statistics like these indicate a problem in not only with the amount of sexual activity with teens, but with their decision once they find out they are pregnant.

At Choices, we are a resource for teenagers and young women and men searching for answers when it comes to their pregnancy. Whether you are thinking about an abortion or simply unsure about what your next decision should be, we provide the resources and knowledge so you can make a decision that is right for you.

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Abortion Statistics
Below are a number of statistics as they relate to abortions in the United States from various years.

  • There were an estimated 1.21 million abortions in the U.S. in 2008 (3,322 abortions per day). This number is down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, and 1.31 million in 2000.
  • There have been a total of approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States from 1973 – August 2011.
  • In 2008, 84.3% of all abortions were performed on unmarried women.
  • In 2010, there were 297 abortions in Hall County.
  • 17% of all U.S. abortions are from teenagers.
  • 35% of pregnant teenagers have an abortion.
  • In 2006, there were 200,420 abortions among teenagers with the majority of those teenagers between the ages of 15-19.
  • 47% of women who have abortions had at least one previous abortion.
  • 88%-92% of all abortions happen during the first trimester.

Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy is 100% preventable. Statistics show that four out of five Americans have engaged in sexual intercourse prior to their 20th birthday.

We are Here for You
Choices cares about your health. We provide no cost, confidential assistance in a welcoming environment. If you are a teenager thinking about an abortion and do not want to add to the statistics listed above, we offer you support. We provide not only pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds and STD tests, but we also provide post abortion assistance.

We offer 2 locations to serve you.  If you would like to learn more about teenage abortion statistics, stop by our office and let us provide you with helpful resources

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Gainesville, GA 30501

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