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Oklahoma has the 4th highest teen birth rate in the nation

“While teen birth numbers and rates have been decreasing in Oklahoma over the years, we still lag behind other states and have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Teen pregnancy and STIs are preventable. Investing in their prevention will pay high dividends for our state’s young people, our future workforce and our state’s economic prosperity.” – Healthy Teens Oklahoma

Fast Facts:

Oklahoma has the 4th highest birth rate in the nation for teens, ages 15-19
Tulsa County teen birth rates decreased nearly 58% from 2009 to 2020
Tulsa County’s teen birth rate (23.9) remains much higher than the national average (13.9)
Tulsa County had the 2nd largest number (500) of teen births in Oklahoma, or about one out of every six (15%) in the state
Nearly 1 in 7 (15%) Oklahoma teen births are a subsequent birth for the teen
The Oklahoma teen birth rate declined 56% over the last decade
Oklahoma saved $49 Million in 2015 due to the teen birth rate decline
84% of teen births are paid for by Medicaid

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