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Number of Teen Moms in Decline

Positive home pregnancy test.
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Positive home pregnancy test.

A new study found women are giving birth later in life. The biggest factor for the change was the decrease in mothers under the age of 20.  That number dropped a staggering 42% from 2000 to 2014. Many believe the opposite is true, possibly because of depictions of teen moms in the media.  We look at the myths and reality of teen pregnancy and childbearing this hour.

Guests:

  • Brady Hamilton, Statistician, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bill Albert, Chief Program Officer and Campaign Spokesman, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Connie Nafziger, Founder and Executive Director, CHLOE, Inc
  • Toshia Safford, President and CEO of The Center for Healthy Families 

This show originally aired on January 21, 2016 at 10 a.m.