Teen Pregnancy and Education

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Teen pregnancy affects the educational achievements of teens themselves as well as the education of the children they have.  According to the NCPTP, parenthood is the leading cause of school drop out among teen girls.

This fact sheet covers the statistics related to teen pregnancy and education of the mother and the children born to teen parents. Less than half of teen mothers graduate high school and only two thirds of children born to teen mothers obtain a high school diploma.

To view all the statistics on the fact sheet click below:

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To visit the NCPTP website visit: www.teenpregnancy.org

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