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Study: Texas Foster Care System has High Teen Pregnancy Rate

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By Public News Service Study: Texas Foster Care System has High Teen Pregnancy Rate AUSTIN, Texas – Teen girls in Texas foster care are almost five times more likely to become pregnant than other teens, according to a new study.

The “Fostering Healthy Texas Lives” report says the high pregnancy rate is jeopardizing teens’ health and education and puts them at high risk of having their baby removed by Child Protective Services.

Kate Murphy, senior child welfare policy associate at Texans Care for Children, says their research discovered several factors that put young girls in foster care at a higher risk.
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Source:: Texas News Service

      

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