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Teen Pregnancy

 

GraduateThe Facts

  • A teen girl is much more likely to become pregnant if her sexual partner is significantly older than she is.
  • Teens who become pregnant are LESS likely to:
    • finish high school
    • get vital prenatal care
  • Teens who become pregnant are MORE likely to:
    • live in poverty
    • be single parents
    • to divorce if they do marry
    • have low birth weight babies
    • have babies with birth defects
    • have babies who die before age 1
    • abuse or neglect their babies
    • have another baby within 2 years

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