Risk and Reach

Teen birth rate

In Minnesota, the birth rate for girls age 15 through 19 is 20 births per 1,000; 75 percent of the U.S. birth rate for that age group. Minnesota’s rate is declining, and as recently as mid-2000s, was higher than the current national rate. Teen mothers are 40 percent less likely to obtain a high school diploma by age 22, and their children are more likely to experience poor academic and behavioral problems.

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