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Pregnancy rate rises for teens

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After dropping by 45 percent from 1997 to 2003, Chesterfield County’s teenage pregnancy rate climbed by 35 percent from 2004 to 2007, state figures show.

J.R. Green, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, reported on the figures last week during a School Board meeting. Chesterfield County’s pregnancy rates for girls 10-19 followed a state pattern of a drop and increase, although Chesterfield County’s downward and upward curves were more dramatic.


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