Though it‘s trending downward, as it has for the past 20 years, teen pregnancy is still an issue in Indiana.
The Indiana Youth Institute says Knox, Cass, and Lawrence Counties have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state.
Hamilton, Porter, Johnson and Hendricks Counties have some of the lowest teen pregnancy rates.
Some of the factors that may put a teen at risk for pregnancy include abuse, both physical, and sexual.
A recent study shows girls who have been mistreated were twice as likely to have a baby, which led researchers to conclude that curbing abuse could easily curb teen pregnancy.