What age can you get pregnant?
A female can get pregnant and have a baby as soon as she begins to ovulate. That means producing eggs. This usually happens about a year after they first begin to have their period, or menstruating. The age varies based on your genetics.
For girls in North America, this usually happens between the ages of 11 and 12. Some start ovulating later, and others can start much early.
A Peruvian girl gave birth when she was five years and seven months in 1945. She got pregnant after being raped. She gave birth via Caesarian section and her son was born and raised as her brother.
What is the right age to get pregnant?
This is entirely a personal decision, however, medically speaking, when a woman is in her 20s, the statistics are on her side. A healthy, fertile woman in her mid-20s can has a 33% chance of getting pregnant each menstrual cycle, if she has sex a day or two before she ovulates (produces an egg). At age 30, a woman’s chance of getting pregnant each cycle is about 20% each cycle.
What are young teen pregnancy rates?
So how man younger teens get pregnant each year? See the rates below from this site.
- The pregnancy rate among females age 14 and under rose from 13.5 (per 1,000 females age 14) in 1973 to 17.1 in 1992 in the United States.
- About 9% of sexually experienced females age 14 years or younger become pregnant each year in the U.S.
- In 1994, there were 12,901 births to teens under the age of 15 in the United States.