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Proactive education can help reduce teen pregnancies - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 19, 2014

Our Bodies, Our Lives Proactive education can help reduce teen pregnancies

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:15 am | Updated: 5:25 am, Tue Aug 13, 2013.

Unintended teenage pregnancy is still a significant problem in the United States. When an unwed teen becomes pregnant, her future options can become very limited. If she has not yet completed school, gained employment skills or even had much opportunity to experience adult life, she is likely to face some challenges.

In 2010, approximately 368,000 U.S. teenagers 15-19 gave birth. Sixty percent of sexually experienced teens reported using a highly effective birth control like an IUD or hormonal method.

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