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Teens in foster care are more likely to become pregnant than other Texas youth, report finds

Teens in foster care are more likely to become pregnant than other Texas youth, report finds



2018-04-16T14:34:33+0000

In fiscal year 2017, the Texas foster care system served 50,293 youth. The pregnancy rate for teens in foster care is almost 5 times as high as the rate for other Texas girls ages 13-17, according to a report from an advocacy group.

The pregnant foster youth are also less likely to receive prenatal or postnatal care, and their babies are more likely to be of low birth weight.



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