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Teen pregnancies cost Mississippi $154M a year

Mississippi’s teen pregnancies cost taxpayers more than $154 million annually, a new study says, the greatest losses occurring due to lost tax revenues, incarceration and foster care. The state has the highest rate of teen pregnancies nationwide, and reducing that percentage is now the top priority of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi, the group that released the study conducted by ...

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How much good will sex education do?

The causes and solutions for Mississippi’s teen pregnancy epidemic differ based on who is asked. Popular complaints are the lack of general sex education, limited access to and knowledge of contraceptives and programs that teach abstinence only. Other experienced voices less frequently heard emphasize the negative emotional and psychological effects early sex has for teens and the failure to address ...

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Mississippi’s ‘Brain-Drain’

Teen pregnancy, ‘anti-intellectual’ culture blamed for economic woes As a tracker of Mississippi’s economic and population shifts, Pete Walley has looked closely at the 2010 census numbers on the state and its counties. What he’s seeing, he says, is a six-decade-old theory on population migration playing out in the Magnolia State: “Those that can will migrate to find better opportunities.” ...

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