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Teen Pregnancies in Baltimore Drop by a Third

The teen pregnancy rate in Baltimore City decreased by over 30% between 2009 and 2013, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Health Commisioner Dr. Leana Wen announced Tuesday. This development exceeded the original goal of a 20% reduction and came two years ahead of schedule. 

The reduction is being attributed to work done by B'more for Healthy Babies and our teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Know What U Want

Reducing teen pregnancy was identified as a priority by the mayor and health officials because of its potential outcomes, including affecting the health, educational, financial and social prospects of mother and child. While Baltimore City's rate remains higher than the state and national levels and racial disparities still exist, this exciting development validates the work of B'more for Healthy Babies and our partners and gives us hope for continued progress. 

To learn more about the teen pregnancy rate reduction, visit this article from The Baltimore Sun. More information about our continued efforts to reduce teen pregnancies can be found on our website.  




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