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Teen Pregnancy Shows Slight Decrease in West Virginia

June 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The state of West Virginia is seeing small decreases in teenage pregnancy, according to a recent report. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Adolescent Health, the birth rate among 15 to 19-year-olds was 44.8 per 1,000 teenagers in 2010 in West Virginia- the ninth highest teenage birth rate in the country. While the national rate declined between 2007 and 2011, the West Virginia rate among 15 to 17-year-olds increased by 17 percent.

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