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STATE REQUIRING SOME AREA SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO TEACH FAMILY LIFE

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The Tennessee Department of Health has released a new report that shows teen pregnancy rates in Tennessee. Tennessee requires all school districts in counties that have a pregnancy rate exceeding 19.4 per 1,000 females, ages 15-17, to teach a family life curriculum. The report shows 27 counties in the state have rates exceeding 19.5, affecting 42 school districts. Counties in the area that exceed a pregnancy rate of 19.5 include Anderson, Scott, Morgan, Cumberland, Monroe and McMinn counties.