|Color Coding Key|
|GREEN||Ranked 1st for statistic|
|RED||Ranked last for statistic|
Compared to the other 11 countries, United States has averaged more pregnancies, births, and abortions per 1,000 girls while having the lowest ratio of births to abortions.
|Adolescent birth rate||Pregnancies per 1000||Births per 1000||Abortion ratio||Abortions per 1000|
Measures annual number of births to women 15 to 19 years of age per 1,000 women, for most recent year (2008-2011).
The Alan Guttmacher Institute. Jacqueline Darroch et al., Teenage Sexual and Reproductive Behavior in Developed Countries, November 2001; Canada, France, U.K. for 1995; Sweden, U.S. for 1996. Ages 15 to 17.
For women ages 18-44. For most recent year (2008-10).
New York Times, October 12, 2007. Western Europe: lowest abortion rate (12 per 1,000); factors: legal abortion and available contraception. Eastern Europe: abortion rates fell 50% with fall of communism as more contraception became available.
Percent of sexually active teenagers using birth control