Study: Almost half of Delaware children experience trauma, stress
The recently released annual Kids Count report, which tracks childhood well-being measures, found that infant mortality and teen births have decreased in Delaware. The Delaware News Journal wrote about the report and highlighted Upstream’s work to reduce unplanned pregnancy in the state, which had been historically high.
Nationally, the teen pregnancy rate has been dropping; in Delaware, it went from 36.6 percent to 22.6 percent, the study said. Barlow attributes this to teenage girls having better access to birth control.
Historically, Delaware has had one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the country. In the past year, the state partnered with the nonprofit Upstream USA, which helps increase access to birth control to women in Delaware.
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