"Taxpayers spend about $12 Billion annually on publicly financed medical care for women who experience unintended pregnancies."
"Teen pregnancy prevention is one of CDC’s top six priorities, a “winnable battle” in public health, and of paramount importance to health and quality of life for our youth."
"The children of teenage mothers are more likely to have lower school achievement and drop out of high school..."
"Just 38% of teen girls who have had a child before age 18 get a high school diploma"
"Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school drop out rates among girls."
"70% of adults believe more efforts to prevent teen pregnancy are needed in their community"
"The national teen pregnancy rate has steadily declined over the past several years."