Experts say a variety of efforts aimed at curbing teen pregnancy rates are paying off, as the birth rate among Minnesota teenagers has plunged nearly 40 percent in the past two decades. Awareness programs that use teens to spark conversations with their peers, as well as increased contraception use, may be part of the reason.
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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, December 6
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Minnesota among states with the lowest teen birth rate
The number of teen pregnancies in the U.S. reached its lowest point on record in 2010. In fact, the CDC reports births by mothers of all ages dropped for the third straight year. Minnesota had the 8th lowest rate per 1,000 teenage girls.
Healthy Brains for Children: Would you take a pregnancy test in a bar?
If you make a beeline to the stalls, you might miss the pregnancy test dispenser fastened to a wall in the women’s restroom of Pub 500 in Mankato, Minn. There, with the swipe of a credit card, for a $3 fee, you can use a nearby toilet and learn whether you may proceed in good conscience with the martini you were about to order.
The fight to keep teen pregnancy down is working – and losing funding
Teen births in Hennepin County dropped by two-thirds in a decade.
Feds say bike infrastructure investment pays off
After a four-year, $100 million pilot project in four communities, including the Twin Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report that not only did biking increase by nearly 50 percent over the three-year life of the four projects, but there were 7,700 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted.
Pregnancy test dispensers coming to Twin Cities bars, colleges
Bar pregnancy tests will soon arrive in Twin Cities bars and universities, according to a St. Paul nonprofit organization. Last month, the first ever pregnancy test dispenser was installed in restroom at a bar in Mankato.
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