50 Percent Drop in Teen Pregnancies Over Last Eight Years

Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in late November that the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado has dropped by a staggering 54 percent and the teen abortion rate by 64 percent since the implementation eight years ago of a no or low-cost contraception program.

The teen-pregnancy prevention program is available around the state at 75 family planning clinics.    In large measure, the eight year program was funded by a grant from the Warren Buffett family.

An independent survey conducted by the University of Colorado also correlated a savings to federal and state programs in excess of $65 million for expenses related to unintended pregnancies, such as labor and delivery and subsistence support.

Read more at The Denver Post.



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