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CDC says nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeats

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Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19 years, gave birth in 2010, and almost 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those were repeat births. A repeat birth is a second (or more) pregnancy resulting in a live birth before the age of 20.

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