IN Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop, But Still Above National Average

INDIANA, (WOWO): Teen pregnancy rates have dropped to all-time lows across the country, but Indiana still needs to catch up with the national rate of decline.


The number of Indiana teens between the ages of 15 and 19 who have given birth has dropped by 5 percent in the last year. The state also saw a 45 percent decline from 1991 to 2012. Sounds good, but teen pregnancies, nationwide, have dropped by more than 50 percent and the problem is affecting every tax payer in the Hoosier state. 


The most recent figures show $227 million in Hoosier tax dollars was spent dealing with the problem, or some side-effect to teen pregnancy.