As we face the many uncertainties resulting from the Covid-19 Pandemic, special attention should be given to the young female population who are already disproportionately impacted by health, economic and educational hardships. Any specialized services that may be needed during this crucial time can be requested here:
Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.
The U.S. teen pregnancy rate is substantially higher than any other western industrialized nation. Racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in teen birth rates persist.
A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year.
19% of teen births in Harris County are repeat births.
More than half of all mothers on government assistance had their first child as a teenager. In fact, two-thirds of families begun by a young, unmarried mother are below the poverty line.