Also available in [ PDF ] format. However, Hawaii's teen pregnancy rate is higher than the national average, and young minority women living in the state have disproportionately high birth rates, while sexually transmitted infections STIs are a serious problem, especially among young women. Because the risk for negative sexual health outcomes is a reality, comprehensive sexuality education and access to contraceptives and other sexual health services are more important than ever to the health of Hawaii's youth.
The good news of a decline is also evident in Hawaii, where over 3, teenagers -- 8 percent of all females ages -- became pregnant in the most recent year for which data are available. These pregnancies resulted in fetal deaths 3 percentabortions 36 percentand live births 61 percent. Of the 1, teen mothers that year, 82 percent were unmarried, of which 17 percent were bearing a second or third child while still under 20 years of age.
The island of Kaua'i has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Hawaii, and the Child and Family Service is trying to change that. The State of Hawaii primary care needs assessment data indicate that 3. Also, approximately
Hawaii ranked 29 out of 51 50 states plus the District of Columbia a on final teen birth rates among females ages with 1 representing the highest rate, and 51 representing the lowest rate. The U. The teen abortion rate for Hawaii was 68 per 1, females ages in
Families formed by a first birth to a couple who are unmarried or to a mother who is under 20 or has not completed high school have been found to be at greatest risk of poverty and instability. Children born to teenage moms have been found to be more likely to have health and developmental problems, to fail in school and to become delinquent. Young women who become pregnant before age 18 have been found to be at higher risk of school failure, delinquency and poverty that restricts their opportunities in life.
HMHB collaborates on many public-private partnerships and conducts quarterly meetings with the Perinatal Advocacy Network PAN to inform and educate perinatal stakeholders, public and private partners and communities on issues impacting perinatal health. HMHB also engages in advocacy. Whether you are a new parent, trying to conceive, or an old-timer, having someone to talk to can make a huge difference in your own happiness.
Current Articles Archives. Total costs factor in the negative consequences sometimes experienced by the children of teen mothers during both their childhood and their young adult years, and include. Total costs also factor in the negative consequences experienced by the teen mother and the father of her child, primarily in terms of lost tax revenue due to their decreased earnings and spending.
Studies suggest Pacific Islander women have disparate rates of preterm birth, primary cesarean delivery, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and low birthweight infants. However, data is limited. In order to improve the health of Pacific Islanders, it is essential to better understand differences in obstetric outcomes in this diverse population. Perinatal outcomes e.
Teen pregnancy and childbearing are at historic lows and there has been impressive progress on both fronts in all 50 states. Even so, in there were births to teens. As of there were 1, pregnancies among teens age 15 to 19 in Hawaii.
Native Hawaiians experience the highest reported rate of unintended pregnancy of any ethnic group in Hawaii. Understanding the context in which they make decisions that influence pregnancy and pregnancy planning is essential to reducing this rate. A qualitative study was carried out in partnership with a community health center serving a large Native Hawaiian population to explore how Native Hawaiians conceptualize pregnancy and pregnancy planning. Between August and Octobersemistructured interviews were conducted with 10 diverse key informants from the Hawaiian community.