Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention month.

Here are some facts on teen pregnancy from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

-Milwaukee is one of the Top Ten cities within the U.S. with the highest percentage of total births to teen mothers.
-The long-term cost of a Milwaukee teen having one baby is estimated at $79,320.
-Girls born to teen mothers are 83% more likely to become teen mothers.
-Children of teen mothers are much more likely to drop out of high school prior to graduation.
-In Wisconsin, 71% of babies born to teen girls are fathered by males over 20 years old - in 20% of the cases the fathers are at least six years older.

For more information on preventing teen pregnancy, check out the links below. These sites are for both parents and teenagers.

http://www.donttellmyparents.org/parents/

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/ntppm.htm

http://www.teenpregnancy.org/

http://www.plaintalk.org/index.htm

http://www.milwaukee.gov/PlainTalk23791.htm

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