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Helping Foster Kids Escape the Cycle of Teenage Pregnancy

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Helping Foster Kids Escape the Cycle of Teenage Pregnancy

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Young women who grow up in foster care are much more likely to become pregnant in their teens -- nearly half will have at least one pregnancy before they age out of the system at 19.  

A teen mother who spent most of her life in foster care holds her newborn.
Helping Foster Kids Escape the Cycle of Teenage Pregnancy
KQED Public Radio
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In recent years, California's rate of teenage pregnancy has fallen to an all-time low. But there's an exception. Young women who grow up in foster care are much more likely to become pregnant in their teens -- nearly half will have at least one pregnancy before they age out of the system at 19. 

This story was originally published on http://www.californiareport.org