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Heyburn, Idaho 83336

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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Teen Pregnancy Facts in Idaho and South Central Public Health District

  • In 2010, there were 2,218 teen pregnancies in the State of Idaho and 379 of these were in District 5.

  • Unplanned teen pregnancies cost Idaho taxpayers approximately 39 million dollars a year in Medicaid, foster care, and incarceration. These figures are not surprising given that children born from teen pregnancies often have poorer mental and physical health compared to children born from planned adult pregnancies.

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South Central Public Health District
Heidi / ,
485 22nd St.
Heyburn, Idaho 83336
(208)678-8221

Public health efforts began in south central Idaho in 1928. All of Twin Falls County was experiencing an "infectious" meningitis epidemic. Hundreds of cases and many deaths resulted in a quarantine of the entire city of Twin Falls.