From the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association (vol. 57, no. 10): Mississippi has one of the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates in the nation. From 1991 to 2014 the birth rate to Mississippi teens decreased by 55%. However, in 2014 Mississippi’s teen birth rate still kept it at number 48 out of 50 states.
Although teen pregnancy rates have decreased significantly in Mississippi (and nationwide) it appears that the decline has been gradual over the last ten years and there is no one year that shows a dramatic drop. This makes it difficult to say any one factor has had a definite effect on teen pregnancy.
Genesis 2:24 (ESV)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Our Father in heaven,
It is our humble petition that the men and women in the Mississippi Delta will marry and hold fast to one another. A restoration of the family, Lord. A restoration of the family. Amen.