Indiana Teen Pregnancy Rates Not Declining As Fast As National Average

Published 05/18 2014 10:57PM

Updated 05/19 2014 12:11AM

Teen pregnancy rates are at historic lows, but rates in Indiana are not declining as fast as the national average.
According to the "National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy"; Indiana has seen a 45% drop in teen pregnancy from 1991 to 2012, compared with a 52%  drop nationally.Betty Cockrum, President of Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kentucky, says the highest rates of unintended teen pregnancy occurred in more rural counties. Cockrum added, "the two essentials to well-informed decision making around sexual activity particularly for youth is, first, education, and second, access to contraception".

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