Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Young people in New York state can get

Young people in New York state can get sex-related health care without parental consent. This includes access to oral contraceptives and the IUD. (April 10, 2014 5:22 PM)

Teens ages 15 to 17 account for a quarter of all teenage pregnancies, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2012, the city's Department of Health says that number was around 29 percent in Brooklyn. 

Doctors say the statistics show that more work needs to be done in pregnancy prevention for the 15-17 age group. They encourage parents to...

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