Friday, October 26, 2007

Oklahoma Ranked 12 in the Nation for Repeat Teen Births

According to a recently released Child Trends Research Brief, Oklahoma ranks 12th in the nation for repeat teen births. The report sites that "nearly one-fifth of teen births that year were repeat births - births to teens who were already mothers."

The report states that in 2004, 21% of teen births in Oklahoma were to teens who were already mothers. As alarming as this number is, it is still down from the 1999 study which 23% were already mothers.

It is very important when a teen gives birth that she is immediately given information on contraceptives so that she's more likely to stay in school.

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