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CDC: 1 In 5 Teen Pregnancy Is 2nd Pregnancy For The Young Mother

By Emma Koch

CDC: 1 In 5 Teen Pregnancy Is 2nd Pregnancy For The Young Mother

April 2, 2013 Updated Apr 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- New statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention show that one in five teen births is a second pregnancy for the young mother.

Of the 365,000 teen births that took place in 2010, 18% were repeat pregnancies. Multiple teen pregnancies were most common among American Indians, followed by Hispanics and African Americans.

Over 90% of the teens said they used some form of contraception after their first pregnancy, but a majority did not use the most effective types of protection.




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