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Nevada Teen Pregnancy Rate Still High

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File photo of an ultrasound being performed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of an ultrasound being performed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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(Las Vegas, NV) AP — Nevada still has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, and a local group is hoping to turn that statistic around.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition held a forum yesterday at North Las Vegas City Hall.

More than 50 people discussed ways to prevent teen births and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among young people. The non-profit National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy says teen childbearing cost Nevada taxpayers at least 68-million dollars in 2010.

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