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The Link Between Teen Pregnancy and High School Dropouts - StateImpact Ohio

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The Link Between Teen Pregnancy and High School Dropouts
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More than 305,000 teenage girls gave birth across the country in 2012, according to data from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
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They are finding out that nearly all teens that become pregnant are dropping out of high  school. They claim when they leave its due to parenthood. They had a national Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. And girls look foward to the class to learn alot and talk to others thats going through the same thing. Clement gave birth and dropped out. She told everyone she dropped out because she had no transportation. But mainly she dropped out because she felt uncomfortable the way people looked at her. She got engaged and people thought she was to young for that. She still want to finish up her education. Which is very important. 

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Good Cause: Teen Parent Connection - Naperville Sun

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Good Cause: Teen Parent Connection
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When Alyssa Horton became pregnant during her junior year at Naperville Central High School, she thought she was the only Naperville teen who was pregnant.
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Alssya Horton became pregnant her junior year in high school. She became very nervous because she thought she was the only teen pregnant and nobody was going through the same thing. She felt like sense she had a drastic change in her life her friends wouldn't understand. She was pregnant with twins. Alssya had two boys. A school social worker referred her to Glen Ellyn-based Teen Parent Connection. She didn't think that was going to solve all the stres she had going on. But when she got their she saw how other teens was going through the same thing as her. I believe its good to talk to others thats going through the same thing as you. At her meetings they always teach them about child birth and other important so they can be aware. 

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Teen Pregnancy Down - Thanks, Birth Control!

"Teen birth rates appear to have reached historic lows. A new study from researchers at the government's National Center for Health Statistics shows the U.S....
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National Center for Health Statistic did research to see if teen birth rates increased. Between 2007-2011 it decreased by 25%. Teen rates are really dropping rapidly. One big reason birth rate is dropping because kids are taking birth control. They believe that is the main reason why kids aren't getting pregnant. Obama made it easy for teens to get on birth control. Doctors today push teens to get on the birth controls that last for a long term. They also recommend females getting monthly checks ups. Some schools have plan B pills at the nurse station.  

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Good news on teen pregnancy rate - Salisbury Post

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Good news on teen pregnancy rate
Salisbury Post
Elizabeth is strategic communications director for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, the state's only statewide nonprofit dedicated to adolescent sexual health.
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Elizabeth is strategic communications director for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina. She says the rate for teenage birth rate went down a lot. They have seen a 58% decline in teen pregnancy rates within 20 years. Majority of teens get pregnant at 18 to 19 years old. And their pregnancies were unplanned. 80% of teens claim their pregnancy wasn't planned. Teenage pregnancy was fallen for many reasons. One many female are on birth control. Second some young men have rethought about what it takes to be a man. Third kids are spending less time in bedrooms and into technology more. 

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Nonprofit group hopes education can reduce Latina teen pregnancy rate - Washington Post

Nonprofit group hopes education can reduce Latina teen pregnancy rate - Washington Post | Teen Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Washington Post Nonprofit group hopes education can reduce Latina teen pregnancy rate Washington Post Trinidad and her co-instructor, Jonathan Bibb, have gathered this group of 10 Latino students at Wheaton High School after classes to aid them on...
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Hispanics have the highest teen birthrate in Montgomery Country among 15-17 year old teens. At Wheaton High School Trinidad and her co-instructor, Jonathan Bibb, have gathered a group of 10 Latino students after classes to aid them on their journey of self-actualization. They are hoping this lesson they teach will help fix this problem. Latino females in Montgomery County estimated 23 Latinas between 15 and 17 give birth a year. The birthrate has fallen in the past two decades. Even though it fell it still remains more than 2.5 times higher than the rate for the county’s black girls in that age group and more than three times the rate for white girls. A social services agency began using an annual $1 million federal grant for a coed, bilingual pregnancy prevention curriculum tailored to Latino youths. The program is held at 12 schools in Montgomery, including Wheaton High. They trying their hardest to help lower the birth rate for latino teens. 

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Louisiana High School Panned for Pregnancy Policy - ABC News

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Louisiana High School Panned for Pregnancy Policy
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A Louisiana high school has come under attack for a policy that bans pregnant students, and those who refuse to take a pregnancy test, from its campus.
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At Louisiana High School they banned pregnant girls. Also the ones who refuse to take a pregnancy test. I don't think that is right because sometimes it could be a mistake. Why wouldn't the school want young teens to finish school so they can have a education for their child. Louisiana have the highest birth rate in the country. They feel like its right to keep the policy they are not changing anything. For a teen to be pregnant it is really important that she finish her education. If she don't finish her education she cant get a good job. How would she be able to take care of her child with no education? i don't think kicking teens out is a good idea.

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Florence Crittenton High School, Which Enrolls Only Pregnant Girls, Teen Moms ... - Huffington Post

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Florence Crittenton High School, Which Enrolls Only Pregnant Girls, Teen Moms ...
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At Denver Florence Crittenton High School they enroll pregnant teens and teen moms. Thats kind of crazy still being a teenager and everybody at your school either pregnant or had a child already. The school attracts about 280 students a years. Students explain how teen pregnancy is hard. I believe its hard because your so young and have to do so much in between school and work. But they get through it and don't give up. Students tried to make it look like their happy about their pregnancy but their also going through some issues. They are dealing with hormones, problems with boyfriends, school, a lot of them have challenges at home. After you become pregnant and have a baby you will be living a whole different life.

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Teenage Pregnancy

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Hannah explains how teen pregnancy is hard. She doesn't get to go out. If she really want to go out she has to find a babysitter. Every where her and her baby go she has to take a lot of important stuff. She doesn't let anybody drive her child around because some people driving is bad. She wakes up all through the night having to feed and change her. Hannah wakes up early in the morning and play. While her baby is sleeping she takes naps so she won't be tired. She explains how babies are very expensive. You have responsibilities so you cant go out like teens do. Hannah explains how its stupid to waste your time taking care of a baby during high school. 

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Sex education stumbles in Mississippi

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TUNICA, Miss. — Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi passed a law requiring school districts to teach sex education.
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Mississippi passed the law requiring every school to teach sex education but some districts do not think teaching sex education is a good idea. Mississippi has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the country. A third of all babies are born in Mississippi are teenage girls. In  some rural areas contraceptives are low. They do not sell any condoms to minors. The business community pushed the legislature to pass a bill to teach sex education. Students would then have to get permission by their parents saying they are able to take the class. The law expires in 2006 they hope they can show that sex education helps prevent teen pregnancy. Some school are not following the law. 12% of districts still will not teach sex ed even though they pass the law saying they have to. 

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Teen Pregnancy Pact - Girls Saw Pregnancy As " Glamorous "

MSNBC NEWS - U.S. News - June 21,2008 *** Time Magazine's Kathleen Kingsbury Discusses Her Interview With The Teens In The High-School Pregnancy Pact, With M...
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At Gloucester High School a group of females thought getting pregnant was the new trend. Seventeen girls talked about wanting to get pregnant together. The teens were all under the age of sixteen. Six out of the seventeen girls decided to make a pact to get pregnant together. They kept it a secret until they found out they were actually pregnant. They wanted to go through their pregnancy together so their babies can all be the same age. One of the girls father is a 24 year old homeless man. So basically they didn't care who they choose to get them pregnant they just wanted to be pregnant. When the teens found out they were pregnant they all was excited and gave each other high fives. The teens wasn't thinking about what their parents would think or others at school they just saw being pregnant as being cool. 

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