California's Most Vulnerable Parents CulmulativeTeen Birth Rates among Girls in Foster Care at Age 17


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This analysis generates population-level estimates of the incidence
of first and repeat births among girls in foster care. Using the
full population of girls in foster care at age 17 between 2003 and
2007, we computed the cumulative percentage and characteristics of
those who had a first or repeat birth by different ages. Findings
document that more than 1 in 4 girls in foster care at age 17 gave
birth during their teens; among girls with a first birth before age
18, nearly 40% went on to have a second teen birth.

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