State With Highest Teen Pregnancies [VIDEO]
According to a study by Today, Louisiana can thank Hurricane Katrina for not having the highest teen pregnancy rate in the county. I’m not sure that was a blessing though. This article is quite scary. Read the whole thing by clicking here and check out an excerpt here.
FYI, New Mexico currently has the highest rate of teen pregnancy.
Louisiana saw the largest bump, from 67 to 80 pregnancies per 1,000 from 2005 to 2008. However, Guttmacher researchers noted, Hurricane Katrina caused disruptions and an exodus from the state in 2005, making that year’s teen pregnancy rate artificially low. Utah’s teen pregnancy rate went up by 12 percent between 2005 and 2008, and Pennsylvania’s went up by 11 percent.