Teen pregnancy is associated with poor prenatal care and pre-term delivery. Pregnant teens are more likely than older women to receive late or no prenatal care, have gestational hypertension and anemia, and achieve poor maternal weight gain. They are also more likely to have a pre-term delivery and low birth weight, increasing the risk of child developmental delay, illness, and mortality.Grays Harbor County
Do you know what local resources are available? Even if you aren't a parent or a teen yourself, you can help. A teen may confide in you, maybe you will have a chance to pass information on.
Take Charge! of your sexual health, for teens - free pregnancy and std testing, birth control - Grays Harbor County Health 1-800-464-7277
Also available is Teenwire (Planned Parenthood)