KIDS COUNT Indicator Brief: Preventing Teen Births

Posted July 26, 2007
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This KIDS COUNT Indicator Brief puts the topic of teen pregnancy under the microscope. It shares statistics, causes and challenges related to early childbearing and outlines 6 strategies for preventing teen pregnancy in America. 

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Key Takeaway

One clear consequence of teen pregnancy? A rough road for all involved

Teen moms are more likely to drop out of school and live in poverty relative to women who postpone childbearing until a later age. At the same time, kids of teen moms are more likely to be born at a low birth weight, experience health problems and developmental delays, be abused or neglected, and perform poorly in school.