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Teen Pregnancy and Single Motherhood

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 9:00 am
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Re-air of December 11, 2007 national award winning Sound of Ideas® program:

The statistics about teen pregnancy are sobering: 2800 teens get pregnant each day, and only a third of them are likely to finish high school. Looking at those numbers, it's hardly surprising to find that teen mothers are more likely to end up living in poverty. The problem hits African-American communities particularly hard: Sixty-nine percent of black children are born to single parents and a high percentage of those children are born to teen moms. On our program, we had a frank conversation about teen pregnancy and what can be done about it.


Valerie Hicks, director, Kidz Health 2020
Lita Townsend, Responsible Sexual Behavior Supervisor for the Cleveland Metro School District
Bill Albert, deputy director, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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