Texas Has the Highest Rate of Repeat Teen Pregnancy in the Country

Here's one winning statistic you won't hear anyone bragging about: Texas has the highest rate of repeat teen pregnancies in the country.Contemplate that for a minute. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, more young women in Texas become parents for a second or third time in their teenage years than any other state in the nation. Those pregnancies take a physical, financial and psychological toll on the teenagers, and they also come with a high economic cost for Texas taxpayers.Teen pregnancies cost the state $1.1 billion annually, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. That's an astounding and completely preventable price tag.  Continue reading...

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