Source: American Medical News
"Teen pregnancy is at the root of nearly every other social problem in the U.S.," according to Joycelyn Elders, MD, who was the keynote speaker at a recent American Academy of Pediatrics meeting.
Look at the Figures: 90% of Americans who are currently serving time in U.S. prisons were born to teenage mothers. Pregnancy is the leading reason young girls drop out of high school. The public-assistance tab for teen mothers and their children in 1991 was $26 billion.