Jun 30, 2011 11:26 AM by David Ortiviz

Teen pregnancy research project released today

Today the Pueblo City-County Health Department will release the findings on an in-depth study of teen pregnancy in Pueblo County. In 2009, 351 babies were born from teenage mothers in Pueblo County. Pueblo has a higher teen pregnancy rate than the state and national averages.

Earlier this year, the health department received a $50,000 grant from the Department of Social Services to study specific factors contributing to the high teen pregnancy rate in Pueblo County. The research company John Snow Inc. interviewed dozens of sexually active teenagers in Pueblo.

The findings of the research project will be released at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Pueblo County Courthouse. More to come.



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