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Yes, in fact it is. In some parts of Connecticut, adolescent childbearing is a very significant problem compared to the state overall. Certain communities consistently differ from the statewide average of all births to Connecticut mothers that occur when the mother is still a teenager. In fact, data analyzed by the Family Planning Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UConn Health indicate that in some communities, the proportion of all births to teen mothers is double that of the statewide average. Read more about the numbers. The Initiative uses a two-pronged approach to prevent teen pregnancy around the state.
One of our most popular questions on AsktheJudge concerns the legal rights and laws for pregnant teenagers and teen moms and dads. Does being pregnant or having a baby as a minor make me emancipated or legally free from my parents? Let them know how you feel and what exactly you would like to see happen, where you would like to live, etc. The U. Supreme Court decision of Roe v.
The remarkable drop in birth rates among teenagers hides a large gap between urban and rural teens. Between and , teen birth rates dropped 50 percent in large urban counties and just 37 percent in rural counties. We can do better. Most teen pregnancies are unplanned and unwanted. Increased use of birth control is the primary driver of fewer teenage pregnancies in urban and rural areas.