Briefly—Policy Brief: Preventing Teen Pregnancy is Critical to School Completion

Briefly—Policy Brief: Preventing Teen Pregnancy is Critical to School Completion

Fully 30 percent of teen girls cite pregnancy or parenthood as a key reason for dropping out of high school; rates are even higher for African American and Latino girls. It is especially critical that policymakers, advocates, and interested parties from local school superintendents to state officials to business leaders and philanthropists highlight the connection between education and teen pregnancy and this policy brief presents ways in which they can take action.

Publication date: July 2010

Suggested Citation(s): The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2010). Briefly—Policy Brief: Preventing Teen Pregnancy is Critical to School Completion. Washington, DC: Author.

A group of teenage girls