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Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

America has by far the highest teenage birth rate among the most developed nations, perpetuating a generational cycle of poverty for many young low-income mothers and their children. 

By the Numbers

Although teen pregnancy and birth rates have fallen to historic lows, teen parenting still condemns too many young mothers and their children to poverty, making it harder to gain the education and employment that are engines of upward mobility.

EMCF supports programs that promote responsible sexual behavior and help young mothers become effective parents, defer a second pregnancy, and earn a living.