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Second or subsequent births to teenagers

By Michelle Rotermann, Health Statistics Division


  • low birthweight
  • low income
  • poverty
  • pregnancy in adolescence 


  • Michelle Rotermann, Health Statistics Division
    Statistics Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6

    Telephone: (613) 951-3166


Compared with women in their twenties and thirties, teenagers are much less likely to give birth.  For example, in 2003, there were 14.5 live births per 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19, compared with 96.1 per 1,000 women aged 25 to 34 — the age group with the highest fertility rate.  Moreover, the fertility rate among teenagers has fallen almost steadily since the mid-1970s.  Even so, a substantial number of teen girls give birth each year, and some bear more than one baby before turning 20.  [Full text]


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