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Teen Birth Rate Spikes After 14 Years of Decline

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Teen Birth Rate Spikes After 14 Years of Decline

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Teen Birth Rate Spikes After 14 Years of Decline

Teen Birth Rate Spikes After 14 Years of Decline

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The birth rate for American teenagers has increased for the first time in over a decade; the National Center for Health Statistics recently reported a 3 percent increase in pregnancy among girls 15 to 19 years old. Guests discuss the challenges that teen mothers face, and one young mother shares her own story.

Guests:

Carly Broder, teen mom

Bill Albert, deputy director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Kathy Biddle, registered nurse; runs Young Mothers' Club in San Francisco