Holyoke Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops by 32% Text Size

According to figures released by the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy, the City of Holyoke’s teen pregnancy rate dropped by 32% between 2010 and 2012. The 2012 statistics are the most recent available.

“These numbers show that we’re moving in the right direction, and that sex education and partnerships with community and private agencies are having their desired effect,” Mayor Morse said.

Between 2010 and 2012, the number of teen births declined from 83.6 per 1,000 births, to 57.1 per 1,000 births.

“Much credit also goes to my predecessor Elaine Pluta. As mayor, she made addressing teen pregnancy a top priority of her administration,” Mayor Morse said.

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Posted on August 12, 2014 by