Unwanted Teenage Pregnancy: A Canadian Perspective

  • William Feldman
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


The teenage pregnancy rate in Canada is less than half that in the United States but more than twice the rate in the Netherlands. Within Canada itself, there are important regional variations. For example, the rate in Alberta is more than twice the rate in Quebec, even though rates of sexual activity are comparable. Each year, more than 4% of Canadian teenage girls become pregnant, and about 40% of these have abortions.1


Sexual Activity Teenage Pregnancy Unwanted Pregnancy Teenage Girl Teenage Sexual Activity 
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