• Texas is #4 in teen births in the U.S.

  • Texas has the highest rate of repeat births to teen mothers in the U.S.

  • Teen pregnancy costs over $1 billion in Texas

  • Children of teen parents have higher incarceration rates and lower rates of educational attainment.

  • Teen pregnancy accounts for nearly $11 billion per year in costs to U.S. taxpayers.

  • 367,752 babies were born to teens in 2010 in the U.S.

  • There were 48,456 teen births in Texas in 2010

  • Pregnant teens are more likely than older women to receive late or no prenatal care

  • The children of teen parents are more susceptible to poverty, abuse, developmental issues and health problems

  • Only 33% of adolescent mothers will graduate high school and only 1.5% will earn a college degree by age 30.

  • 85% of teens with mentors will go on to secondary education in college or some type of technical school. Whereas, 20-30% of that same group will go on to college.

  • Babies born to mothers aged 15-17 have less supportive and stimulating home environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, worse educational outcomes, higher rates of negative behavior

  • The U.S teen birth rate is the highest in the developed world
  • Children of teen moms have lower birth weights, are more likely to perform poorly in school and are at greater risk of abuse and neglect.

  • Teenagers who have strong emotional attachments to their parents are much less likely to become sexually active at an early age.

  • Teen mothers complete less school and are more likely to have large families and are more likely to be single parents.


































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