West Virginia

There were 61,460 births to WV Mothers ages 15-19 in the years 1991-2010

The total economic cost of teen childbearing to WV Taxpayers during that time was: $1.6 Billion

There were 2,616 births to WV mothers ages 10-19 in 2010

The total economic cost of teen childbearing to WV Taxpayers in 2010 was $65 Million

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Analysis for WV High School Students completed in 2015 shows:

46.7% of high school teens report being sexually active

48.5% of sexually active teens report they did not use a condom during recent sexual intercourse

63.4% of sexually active female teens report they did not use any hormonal methods of birth control (i.e., birth control pills, patch, IUD, shot, implant)

18.5% of sexually active teens report the use of drugs or alcohol before their last sexual intercourse