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Teen Preggers

Teen Preggers

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Teen pregnancy is on the rise again, for the first time in 14 years. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth rate for girls ages 15-19 rose 3% between 2005 and 2006. Why have the numbers risen? Some blame abstinence-only programs, calling them futile, while others attribute it to a withering sense of shame about being young and pregnant. Or maybe it's just that teens today aren't as fastidious about using contraception. Today we'll talk to one girl about her pregnancy at age 17. If you got pregnant as a teen, or know someone who did, tell us, how did you handle it?