Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Dramatically in D.C. A decade ago, Washington, D.C. had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies. The rate has dropped from 1 in 6 teenage girls pregnant in 1996, to 1 in 16 today. Brenda Rhodes Miller, executive director of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, talks about progress that has been made, and work still left to be done.
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Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Dramatically in D.C.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Dramatically in D.C.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Dramatically in D.C.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Dramatically in D.C.

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A decade ago, Washington, D.C. had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies. The rate has dropped from 1 in 6 teenage girls pregnant in 1996, to 1 in 16 today. Brenda Rhodes Miller, executive director of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, talks about progress that has been made, and work still left to be done.