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Friday, August 7, 2009

August: Stayteen.org

Kendra's mom wasn't alone in having a baby at the age of 14. In the U.S., statistics show that three out of every 10 teenage girls will get pregnant at least once before turning 20.

Visit www.stayteen.org for more teen pregnancy statistics, along with information about abstinence (the only 100% effective way not to get pregnant) and contraception.

If you haven't already watched MTV’s 16 and Pregnant series, catch up by downloading full episodes here. The hour-long documentaries offer an eye-opening view of teen pregnancy that complement Coe Booth's fabulous book, Kendra. Join in on teen pregnancy discussions on MTV’s message boards.


Little Willow said...

I wonder if that statistic includes the number of women who have miscarriages early on without ever knowing they are pregnant.

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