Teen Pregnancy Prevention
While recent data shows that the U.S. teen pregnancy rates are falling, the United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world, with thirty-five percent of young women becoming pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20, about 850,000 a year. Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school (only one-third receive a high school diploma) and only 1.5% have a college degree by age 30. Clearly, we all need to work to prevent teenage pregnancies.
For more information contact the Choctaw County Health Department at (580) 326-8821.