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Video: Rural Teen Girls Likely to be Teen Moms

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UNDATED-Teen girls in rural counties are more likely to become mothers.

Nationwide, the number of babies born to teenage mothers is lower than it’s ever been.

Except in counties with less than 50,000 people. These counties account for one in five teen mothers.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shows the teen birth rate in rural counties is nearly one-third higher than the rest of the nation.