There was an item in the news recently that New Mexico has fallen out of first place.
Sadly, this is again one of those lists we don’t want to be on.
Mississippi now has the nation’s highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing us and Texas for that lamentable title.
Mississippi’s rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The teen pregnancy rate in Texas and New Mexico is more than 50 percent higher.