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Facts about our community
  • 74% of teens in our community said they were sexually abstinent in 2015, but that's still not enough.
  • Teen pregnancy rates in our area are currently double the state rate.
  • Nearly 20% of our teens who are sexually active do not use any form of protection.
  • In 2013, the rate of births for teen girls aged 15-17 in our area was triple the state rate.
  • Teen childbearing in our area cost taxpayers nearly $3.5 million dollars in 2008 alone.
  • Only 50% of teenage mothers graduate from high school, and even fewer go to college.
  • Children born to teen parents are more likely to become teenage parents themselves.

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