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Teen pregnancy rates have plummeted, but not in parts of Texas (audio)

Across the U.S., the number of teenagers having babies has hit a record low. That trend hasn't extended to certain parts of Texas, where it’s still nearly twice the national average.

By Lauren Silverman, KERA News
Jessica Chester and her children (from left) Ivory, Kameron and Skylar. 

To understand why teen pregnancy rates are so high in some parts of Texas, you need to meet Jessica Chester. When Chester was in high school in Garland, she decided she wanted to become a doctor.

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