Teen pregnancy for black girls in Pittsburgh are at a higher rate than any other race. This is mostly due to the lack of resources preventing them from gaining the knowledge on the topic.
Poverty plays the largest role as to why teenage pregnancy is so prevalent for them. The chances of receiving quality healthcare and decent contraceptive services are slim. This allows these girls to become vulnerable against their own knowledge.
Being properly educated on sex and their body is a barrier that allows for the high rate of teen pregnancy.
How can we help? We can start by helping to fund clinics with better ways of educating girls on how important it is to practice abstinence or use protection. We can have workshops at schools and talk to the girls about engaging in sexual activity. We can have groups with them.
There are many ways to help prevent teenage pregnancy. Please feel free to share ways to fix this issue!