Study: NM teen pregnancy rate improving

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Teen pregnancy costs New Mexico taxpayers about $103 million a year according to a new study.

The national campaign to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy takes into consideration several factors when coming up with their numbers.
It includes public health car but it also includes lost tax revenue.

Officials say children of teen mothers have an increased chance of incarceration.

The good news from this report, the state is actually seeing an improvement when it comes to teen pregnancies.

New Mexico saw a 33 percent decrease of teen pregnancy between 1991 and 2010 which has saved New Mexico taxpayers about $64 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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