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The U.S. teen pregnancy rate is the highest in the world. Almost 7% of girls between 15 and 19 are affected. Alomst 40% percent has dropped over the last few decades. But it's still one highest in the blacks and latinos communities.
Too Many Teen PregnanciesFamily Planning Perspectives , Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 1984), p. 4 Published by: Guttmacher InstituteArticle Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2135116
The Effects of Sex Education on Teen Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy Gerald S. Oettinger Journal of Political Economy , Vol. 107, No. 3 (June 1999), pp. 606-644 Published by: The University of Chicago Press Article DOI: 10.1086/250073 Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/25007 Sex education appears to have a postive affect on teens who need to educated on the topis of sex and how you prevent being a pregnant teen.
An Evaluation of California's Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Program Patricia East, Elizabeth Kiernan and Gilbert Chávez Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health , Vol. 35, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 2003), pp. 62-70 Published by: Guttmacher Institute Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3097781 Teens are more at risk dealing with poverty if they become a teen parent. If the teen already comes from a low-income home, than more likely they will stay in poverty. Coming from high-income families, the teen will have more benefits than low-income, because they will probably be able to finish school and provide childcare, if needed.
Why is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States So High and Why Does It Matter? Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine The Journal of Economic Perspectives , Vol. 26, No. 2 (Spring 2012), pp. 141-166 Published by: American Economic Association Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41495308 The U.S. teen pregancy rate is the highest in the world. Almost 7% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are becoming pregnant. About 40% has dropped over the lst few decades. But it's still high in the blacks and latinos communities.
Source 4: Poverty?