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Texas tops the nation in teens who give birth multiple times

More than 1 in 6 teenagers who gave birth in Texas in 2020 already had a child. Texas does not require sex education and has the strictest abortion law in the nation.

Junior Iryanna Rodríguez, 18, is with her nine-month-old daughter Ariyanna Juliett Fuentes at Lincoln Park School in Brownsville on Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled.
Principal Cynthia A. Cárdenas, center, asks students about consuming hot sauce as they laugh and cover their faces during lunch at Lincoln Park School in Brownsville on Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled.

Sex education

Jannely Mae Villegas, 18, is a student at Lincoln Park School in Brownsville on  Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled.

Access to contraception

Students take computer tests at Lincoln Park School, in Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled.
Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune
Baby supplies and clothing are displayed for a photo at Lincoln Park School, in Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled and the students can buy at this store with the points they get from attending school and completing assignments. 
Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune

Family planning clinic closures

Students walk towards the cafeteria for lunch at Lincoln Park School in Brownsville on Feb. 16, 2022. The school for students that are pregnant or have had a baby currently has 69 students enrolled.

Abortion access 

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