About one-third of all girls in the United States will get pregnant while they are teenagers. Teenage girls who have a baby are likely to not graduate from high school – 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)