Local Group Works to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG -- The Centers for Disease Control reports teen birth rates are down in all but two states. Every state, except West Virginia and North Dakota, showed significant drops in the past five years.

Susan Null at the Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center works to educate teens about the dangers of sexual activity. She teaches abstinence and encourages teens to make better choices.

Recently, she participated in local teen health fairs with high school students. She shared information with students about sexually transmitted diseases.

"Very significant for high school students just to receive that information and be educated. There were things they learned that they weren't aware of. So, yeah, our hope is that through accurate information teens are empowered to make better decisions for themselves," said Null.

She hopes that with continued education, the teen birth rates will keep dropping.

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