This article will bring you to the list of the states with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in America. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Teenage pregnancy is a very difficult and controversial question. I think most people think if a teenager becomes pregnant she will ruin her life for a lifetime. Young people tend to forget about responsibility when it comes to Love and living a sexual life with their Love. Yes, also the hormones behave like a thunderstorm and teenagers feel they can’t order themselves. The responsibility is threefold: using contraception, raising the child or experiencing the burden and the consequences of abortion. What I wish was that the issue of teen pregnancy was approached more seriously, having in mind its grave consequences.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three states with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in America from their list.
The first one is Wyoming. Wyoming is placed last on our list of states with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in America. In 2014, this state had a teenage pregnancy rate of 30.1 per 1000 girls, while in 2015 it was 29.2 per 1000. I hope the rate continues to decrease in the following years. It is estimated that teen pregnancies cost Wyoming State $23 million every year. Given such high expense, there is no question that the government should rethink its policies. The second state on our list now is Tennessee. The rate in 2014 was 33 per 1000, while in 2015 it was somewhat lower, 30.5 births per 1000 girls. As the statistical data shows, the teenage pregnancy rate in Tennessee shows a steady decline. The state offers sex education as well as HIV education. Furthermore, there is the Tennessee Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program which aims at preventing unplanned teenage pregnancy. At last, but not least we are mentioning Kentucky which had a lower teenage birth rate in 2015, 32.4 per 1000 girls, than in 2014, 35.3 per 1000. As the data provided by America’s Health Rankings indicates, since 1992 the teenage pregnancy rate in Kentucky shows a steady decrease. The lowest was measured in 2016, 33.0 per 1000. Whatever the Kentucky government is doing, it proves to be efficient.