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The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion

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in the industrialized word.

Teen Pregnancy - Just the Facts

(Facts and figures from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - September 2000)

The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion in the industrialized world, costing taxpayers over $7 billion per year.

More than 40% of American girls become pregnant at least once by age 20.

More than one-third of 9th graders have had sexual intercourse.

More than half of 12th graders have had sexual intercourse.

A British study found that HPV infects 46% of teenage girls after their first sexual intercourse

HPV is directly linked to 99.7% of all cervical cancers. Nearly as many women die of cervical cancer each year as die of AIDS.

Herpes increased 500% in the past 20 years among caucasian American teens.

In a national Kaiser Family Foundation survey, one out of every five sexually active teens reported that oral sex is safe sex. However, HIV, herpes, HPV, chancroid, intestinal parasites, gonorrhea, syphilis and hepatitis A & B can all be contracted through oral sex.

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