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Teen Pregnancy in San Antonio - 2014 Community Report Released

On September 14, 2016 the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Project WORTH program released the 2014 Teen Pregnancy Report, which recorded 2,441 births to females ages 19 and younger in 2014.  Local teens shared the latest data during a press conference held at the City’s Central Library.  In 2014, San Antonio’s teen birth rate for females ages 15 to 19 was 37.4 per 1,000 teen births and represented a decline of 26 percent since 2010, exceeding the SA2020 goal of reducing the teen birth rate by twenty-five percent by the year 2020.  However, the 2014 rate was still 55 percent higher than the national rate of 24.2 per 1,000 teen births.  Repeat teen births in San Antonio accounted for 22 percent of all 2014 teen births; an increase of two percent from 2013.  Dr. Vincent Nathan, Interim Director for Metro Health, remarked that “While we made progress in reducing the first teen births, we did not see a positive change in the percent of repeat teen births in the few years leading up to 2014.  This is something that we will continue to monitor and address along with our community partners.”   The full report and fact sheet can be viewed at www.sanantonio.gov/projectworth.  You may also view a summary of this information and an interactive zip code map on our "Why it Matters" page.
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