There are some staggering numbers that give us every reason that a person should wait to have sex — should wait to risk getting pregnant and complicating their teen years with the responsibility of an infant. Here are just three:
- Approximately two-thirds of teen mothers never finish high school and are more likely to end up on public assistance than those who have children later.
- Only 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22.
- Only 2% of teen mothers finish college.
I am proud to not have been a statistic.
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