Only 38% of teens who become mothers before they turn 18 graduate from high school by age 22. Fewer than 2% will graduate from college.
Women who experience an unplanned pregnancy are 2x more likely to lack prenatal care.
Risk of infant mortality is 50% higher among teen mothers.
The ultimate goal is to reduce instances of teen pregnancy and in turn, improve quality of life outcomes (including reducing incidences of poverty) and opportunities for young adults.