In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The social and environmental factors that impact teen pregnancy rates.

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    Parents' role in educating their children about sexual activity and pregnancy.

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    How to broaden outreach efforts around pregnancy prevention.

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    How to engage the community in pregnancy prevention efforts.

Key Takeaway

A Renewed Focus On Teen Pregnancy Can Help Reduce The Teen Birth Rate

Despite decades of declining birth rates among teens ages 15 to 19, the  U.S. still has the highest rate of teen pregnancy among developed countries; non-white teens are disproportionately affected. Common-sense strategies that engage teens, parents and communities in addressing the causes and consequences of teen sexual behavior and risk-taking can help reduce the birth rate. Such strategies also focus on reducing the adverse, lifelong consequences for teen parents and their children,

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