Youth Speak Out on Sex, Love and Teen Pregnancy

“Our Story, Our Words”, produced by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP), features foster-care involved young people’s views on love, sex, and pregnancy in their own words. Some interesting statistics from the the magazine include:

“Nearly 80 percent of teen mothers do not marry their baby’s father.  On average, these absent fathers pay only $800 a year in child support.” (p. 7)

“Three out of ten girls become pregnant at least by once by age 20.” (p. 7)

“41% of foster youth think the reason teen pregnancy is higher among foster youth is because they want to feel loved.” (p. 7)

Citation: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (n.d.) Our Story, Our Words. Retrieved from http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/pubs/OurStory_FINAL.pdf

Link to magazine.

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