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Teen Pregnancy Rates Down In San Diego County — But More Can Be Done

Evening Edition

Aired 4/17/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Nannette Stamm, Director, Health Promotion Center, Vista Community Clinic.

Sean Daneshmand, M.D., San Diego Perinatal, (the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego).

Transcript

A recent report finds teen pregnancy in San Diego County is down, mirroring a trend seen nationwide according to the CDC. But health officials say even with the decline, the pregnancy rate among young teens age 15 to 17 is still cause of alarm.

The CDC report also found the numbers are even higher in some ethnic communities. We take a look at the progress made in educating teens and the challenges teen mothers and their babies face.

CDC

Teen Birth Rates in the U.S.

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