I had no idea that today, May 6, is National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. And I wouldn't have known if I hadn't stumbled upon Jane Fonda's awesome article about it in today's Huffington Post.
It's so sad that the US still ranks #1 in teen pregnancy and birth rates. That's another thing I wouldn't have known. One stat that Jane mentions in her article that really caught me is that 1 in 3 girls will become pregnant before reaching the age of 20. Yikes. And over 2,000 teens give birth every single day! I can't help but think of my own daughters and their friends, and that statistic flat out makes me cringe.
On top of this, the thought of the STD's that all of our young girls are contracting really makes my stomach turn.
So what do we do about it? Read Jane's article and talk about it. Let's keep the conversation going and get it to grow. If you have a daughter, what are doing to keep her from being a statistic? If you're a teen, do these stats worry you?
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