Research & Statistics
Maps and Graphs
Click to see a the most recent map and table of teen pregnancy rates across Missouri counties.
Click to see a table of counties that had an increase in teen pregnancy rates in 2010 from 2009.
Click to see a map of how each county's 2010 teen pregnancy rate compares to the statewide rate.
Click to see a map and table of teen pregnancy rates across Missouri counties for 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012.
To see a graph of teen pregnancy rates across the nation based on the state's policy for sexual health education, click here.
To see a graph of teen gonorrhea infection rates across the nation based on the state's policy for sexual health education, click here.To create your own graphs and tables using the most up-to-date data on pregnancy and birth from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, click here.
Missouri has a higher teen pregnancy rate than the national average, and the U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rates of any industrial nation. To see how the U.S. compares to other countries, read the fact sheet and see a graph.
Births to teens cost Missouri taxpayers $215 million a year. Read more about this, here.
Policy Analysis and Information
Science and Success contains a list and description of evidence-based programs about What Works to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and a table of these programs organized by population the program has been shown to be successful in and by what behaviors it impacts.