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Teen Birth Rate Declines in New Mexico November 16, 2017 - Family Planning - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a decrease in the 2016 teen birth rate in the state, continuing a steep decline that began in 2007. Births to teens in New Mexico are now at their lowest point in many decades. « read more »



Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Recognition May 19, 2016 - Family Planning - Awareness

In recognition of May as Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages parents and teens to get involved in preventing teen pregnancy.“New Mexico continues making significant progress in reducing teen birthrates,” said Department of Health Secretary Designate Lyn... « read more »



Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month May 11, 2015 - Family Planning - Awareness

In recognition of May as Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging parents and teens to get involved in preventing teen pregnancy. « read more »



Decline in Teen Birth Rates December 18, 2014 - Family Planning - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics 2013 vital records data reveals a 10% drop in one year (2012 to 2013) in the state’s birth rates for both 15-17 and 18-19 year old teens. « read more »



Always a Good Time for Parents, Teens to Say, “Let’s Talk.” October 30, 2014 - Family Planning - Awareness

We’ve all had the “How do I respond to THAT?” moment with our kids. In some cases, the questions get harder as they grow older. From questions about our bodies to baffling issues with bullies, we want to know (and want to help). There are probably few talks more important than talking to ou... « read more »



Teen Childbearing in NM Costs Taxpayers $103 Million Annually May 22, 2014 - Family Planning - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health this National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is continuing its work to reduce the number of teen pregnancies in the state. Since 2000, the teen birth rate in New Mexico for 15-to-17 year olds has declined by 43 percent. That’s comparable to the national declin... « read more »



Teen Pregnancy Prevention a Year-Round Effort May 13, 2014 - Family Planning - Awareness

When we’re teenagers, life is about milestones. We’re finishing one grade then the next, getting our summers off, learning to drive, going to prom, graduating from high school and on and on. But for New Mexico’s teen parents, all of that comes second to 2 a.m. feedings, changing diapers, paren... « read more »