At the Frayser High School in Memphis, TN 90 students are either currently pregnant or have had a child this school year. These teen moms account for 20 percent of the school’s female population. Those are shocking numbers, but apparently the teen parent issue stretches beyond the walls of the school.
According to AOL Black Voices–last year, over 2,100 girls between the ages of 10 and 19 gave birth in Shelby County where the school is located. Yeah, you read that right–10 years old. Shelby County is predominately poor and black.
Researchers and community activists have started a new campaign called “No Baby!” that they hope will help curb the skyrocketing teen pregnancy rate. Too little, too late?
Read more about “No Baby!” and watch a video clip of a 16-year-old mom by clicking here.
Do you have teenagers in your life? How do you approach the topic of sex with them?