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Tackling the Teen Pregnancy Crisis

Health educators and advocates gathered at the Capitol yesterday to talk about what they call the problem of teen pregnancy in Texas. The state has the third highest teen birth rate in the nation, and the second highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy. As KUT’s Matt Largey reports, it’s also an expensive problem for taxpayers.

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Health educators and advocates gathered at the Capitol yesterday to talk about what they call the problem of teen pregnancy in Texas. The state has the third highest teen birth rate in the nation, and the second highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy. As KUT’s Matt Largey reports, it’s also an expensive problem for taxpayers.

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