Reduce Teen and Unintended Pregnancy

Pueblo County’s teen (ages 15-19) birth rate is more than 50% higher than the state of Colorado average, with over half of all pregnancies for ages 20-24 being unplanned. PTAC is engaging with community partners in positive youth development programs, including mentoring initiatives, to provide positive role modeling and support for youth.

In Pueblo County, from 2009-2013, teen pregnancy decreased from 50 per 1,000 15-19 year old females to 40 per 1,000 15-19 year old females. In that same time period, the Colorado state average decreased from 31 to 20 per 1,000 15-19 year olds.

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