There are far too many 12-14 year old girls getting pregnant, and even younger.
Originally Posted by l4zarus
National Vital Statistics Report: Births to 10–14 Year Old Mothers 1990–2002: Trends and Health Outcomes
Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Description: This article presents the national and statewide birthrates for
females ages 10–14. The data is categorized by age and race/ethnicity.
Over 97% of births to the youngest teenage mothers are to females ages 13–14.
In 2002, of the 7,315 births to females ages 10–14, 208 were to females ages 10–12 and 7,107 were to females ages 13–14.
Birth rates to the youngest teenagers varied by State and territory, ranging in 2000–2002 from 0.2 per 1,000 (Maine) to 2.0 (Mississippi and the District of Columbia).
The highest rates are in the South and Southwest.
We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box. --Unknown
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