Did you know that May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month?
Since the 1990s, there have been a lot of great developments in reducing teen pregnancy, and teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined by 44% in the U.S. However, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Teenagers in the U.S. are more likely to become pregnant than teens in any other industrialized nation and statistics show that approximately 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before their 20th birthdays. The rates are even higher when you look at certain minority groups: 45% of African American teen girls and 40% of Hispanic American teen girls will become pregnant. In spite of the progress we’ve made in this area as a nation, these are some sobering statistics, and it’s important that we continue to work to reduce teen pregnancy through methods like education and health care.
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