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Teen birth rate

In Minnesota, the birth rate is 14 births per 1,000 girls age 15 through 19. Minnesota's teen birth rate has dropped by 6 births per 1,000 girls since 2010-12. Both the state and the nation have seen improvement on this measure. 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.