According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 24.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-19 in the United States in 2014. Fifty percent of teen mothers get their high school diploma by 22 (compared to 90% non-mother dropout who graduate), and the children of these mothers have shown lower academic achievement, higher incarceration rates, and increased likelihood of teenage pregnancy. So clearly frequent unplanned teenage pregnancies are an issue that create a cycle. We need to find a way to reduce the risk of teenage pregnancies in the United States.

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