During 2015 Maverick County had among the highest teen pregnancy rates in the United States. The teen birth rate was at 67.52 teen birth per every 1,000. Compared to 42.3 teen births per every 1,000 in the State of Texas and 29 teen births per every 1,000 in the United States.
The teen birth rate in maverick county more than doubled the national average,
Locally various organizations preach abstinence, prevention and other options focused on deterring teen pregnancies and high rates in our community.
This organizations seek to decrease the teen birth rates due to the many problems and social ills for those teens that go through because of the life changing ordeal.
The Maverick County teen birth rate remains among the highest across the nation. Awareness shall also be at such levels.
Certain protective factors including open lines of communication with adults about contraceptives, supportive parenting and accurate knowledge about health, pregnancy and the option of abstinence shall be at the forefront of teen pregnancy awareness.