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Elizabeth Amidon, English
Bryce Dickey, Family and Consumer Sciences
Carol Crumbaugh, Teaching, Learning & Educational Studies
Girls who become pregnant in their teenage years must deal with the personal, social, economic and medical issues of pregnancy while trying to finish high school. The state of Michigan has a higher teenage pregnancy rate than half of the other states in the U.S. Each year 26,270 teenagers become pregnant in Michigan. Of these teenagers 54% choose to give birth and continue their lives as mothers and 32% choose to have an abortion. The author looked closely at the populations in Hillsdale and Kalamazoo counties to compare the numbers of teens that became pregnant, their access to resources such as birth control, counseling, and abortion services, and the schooling of pregnant teens in these counties.
Fox, Nora A., "A View of Urban and Rural Teenage Pregnancy in Young Adult Fiction and the Realities in Southern Michigan" (2007). Honors Theses. 446.
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