Michigan has a lot of cool, hipster bars and clubs and places to get laid.
But it also has some pretty serious health issues, including a serious lack of access to contraception.
The state’s teen birth rate is the highest in the country, according to a report released this week by the Guttmacher Institute.
And that means that it’s no wonder the state is so prone to teenage pregnancy.
But there are a lot more options for people to get sex than just hooking up at a bar.
Here are some things that you might not know about Michigan’s health and birthrate problems.1.
Michigan has the most unplanned births in the U.S.1,200.
That means that one out of every three teens in the state will have an unintended pregnancy.
Michigan’s unplanned birth rate ranks second-highest among states that have at least one teen birthrate, behind only Colorado.
It’s not surprising that Michigan has such a high rate of unplanned pregnancy.
Unplanned pregnancy is often the result of a person’s poor decision-making, says Dr. Roberta Miller, associate professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and an expert on teen pregnancy.
“We know that people who have unintended pregnancies are more likely to be poor and have less educational attainment,” she says.
And they’re also more likely than other teens to be homeless.
So, in order to prevent unplanned pregnancies, Miller and her colleagues at the university focused on several factors that might explain why Michigan’s teen pregnancy rate is so high.1) High rates of povertyIn 2011, Michigan’s teenage birthrate was about 1,300.
Now, it’s about 2,000.
It hasn’t gotten better since then.
“The rates of teenage pregnancy in Michigan are still high,” Miller says.
That’s partly because Michigan’s economy hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession, and it hasn’t seen a big jump in employment or education since 2000.
Miller and other researchers have long believed that low-income people, especially teens, aren’t particularly interested in getting pregnant, even though they are.
The researchers found that teen pregnancy rates are higher among people who aren’t poor, and their rates are even higher among teens who are not poor.2) Teen birthrate is higher among single momsMost teen births are the result, Miller says, of unmarried women who are trying to start families.
But a big part of the problem is that Michigan’s single teen birthrates are higher than their married counterparts, Miller explains.
“If you’re married, you’re more likely and more likely if you’re single to have a high teenage pregnancy rate,” Miller explains, adding that the reasons for this are unclear.
“In the past, single women were less likely to have an abortion, and there was no relationship between having an abortion and having a high teen pregnancy,” Miller notes.
“And now, we know that having an unintended birth is also a risk factor for unintended pregnancy.”3) Teen pregnancy rates in Michigan may be partly due to the lack of contraceptionThe number of teens who have sex without a condom or a condom that isn’t the right size or doesn’t fit is pretty low, Miller points out.
The problem is particularly high in high-poverty areas, which tend to have fewer high-school dropouts.
“There’s a lot less information out there about what kinds of contraceptive we can use,” Miller adds.
And this is something that’s really not reflected in state data.
In some states, like Michigan, the health department only collects information on condoms and other types of birth control.
Miller says that’s an important thing to keep in mind when you think about how to get pregnant without getting caught in a trap.
“I don’t think people really think about the impact that condoms and birth control have on their unintended pregnancy rates,” she adds.
“But if you think of what the effects are for teenagers and young women, the unintended pregnancy rate can be quite high.”4) Teen births are concentrated in low-risk areasThe rate of teen pregnancy in low income areas, like the Detroit suburbs, has been declining for years, Miller notes, even as other states have seen their rates increase.
“A lot of that decline in teenage pregnancy rates has to do with more effective, less stigmatizing contraception,” she explains.
But Miller also says that a lot has to go right for low-pregnancy rates to increase in low socioeconomic areas.
In order to reach this goal, she says it’s important for the state to increase the number of teen birth rates, including more comprehensive teen birth control policies.
“It’s a big deal to me that we don’t have the resources to have more effective contraception,” Miller observes.
“One of the things that we can do is to provide people with the tools to use contraception, like birth control pills, condoms and safe sex.”5) The state has the highest teen birth in