Wednesday, December 12, 2007


The Centers for Disease Control reported a rise in the teen pregnancy rate last year. Brigid Riley is with the Minnesota Organziation on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting. She said that's the first time it's happened in fourteen years and officials don't know if its a trend. Riley said the 3% increase is significant. Riley continues to believe the best way to prevent unmarried teen pregnancies is to present science-based information through schools and churches about abstinence as well as methods of protection from pregnancy, HIV and STDs. The rate of unmarried women of all ages bearing children reached a new high last year. 38.5% of women who gave birth last year were not married, an increase of 8% from the year before.

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