The 411 on Teen Pregnancy

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  • Get the Facts!
  • Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.
  • But the Bad News…
  • African-American Teens and Abortion Rates
  • Babies Having Babies
  • How Teen Pregnancy Impacts Your Life
  • Why You Deserve Sex Ed
  • Fellas’, This Is Your Problem Too
  • African-American Teachers Are Great Role Models
  • Reading Can Prevent Teen Pregnancy?
  • Why is Birth Control so Expensive?
  • Pregnancy Shouldn’t Be Your Only Worry
  • It’s OK to Say No

But the Bad News…

Even though pregnancy rates are at their lowest, teens of color have the highest rates in the U.S: Almost double those of their white counterparts. Latina teens had the highest rates with 25.5 percent, compared to 21.9 of African-Americans, 17 percent of American Indian/Alaska Natives, 17 percent of whites and 4.1 of Asians.

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