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Survey: GA teen pregnancies declining

Sherrell Alexander, Girls Inc. Executive Director Sherrell Alexander, Girls Inc. Executive Director
A new study shows that the teenage pregnancy rate has significantly decreased in the state.

Kids Count Data Book reveals that the teen birth rate has dropped by more than 50 percent over the 25 years of the study. That's one of the many areas where Albany-based Girls Inc. works to improve.

"On the whole, there's really a concerted effort to improve the programs that we deliver to teens to make sure that we are making a great impact," said Executive Director Sherell Alexander. "Making sure that organizations like ours are partnering with schools and making sure that we serve as a way to augment what the school system does."

The Kids Count Survey ranks states based on a long list of health, education, economic and community indicators. Georgia moved from 43 to 42 in this year's study.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation puts out the Kids Count Data Book each year.
   
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