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The teenage pregnancy rate is on the rise again. In the District of Columbia, almost 20 percent more babies were born to teenagers 15 to 19 years old in 2007 than in 2005, the last years for which there are reports. That means that more than 1,050 teenagers became mothers here in 2007.

In the second of a three-part series on pregnant and parenting teenagers, Kavitha Cardoza visited with a support group for these girls at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School...


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