Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Teen Pregnancy Rate Hits 15-Year High

I found this article very interesting: Check it out HERE

Here are some part of the article:
Between 2005 and 2006, the number of teenage girls between the ages 15 to 17
having babies rose by more than 5,700 to 138,920, from a record low of 133,138,
according to an annual report on the health and well-being of children and teens
published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family

“It’s not pretty and we really need a public health
response that’s very vigorous to counteract this,” he said. “Ultimately, the
gravest long-term consequence is that we have babies being nurtured by mothers
who really can’t provide them with what they need.

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