About one-fourth of all girls in the United States will get pregnant while they are teenagers. Teenage girls who have a baby during high school are likely to not graduate – more than two-thirds do not finish school. The United States spends more than $7 billion annually taking care of teenage mothers and their children. Here is what you need to know about pregnancy and preventing pregnancy so that you can make smart decisions and hold off on having a baby until you are ready.
(references: Planned Parenthood, KidsHealth)