Pregnancy

Abortion and Pregnancy

The drop in the pregnancy rate is not the result of increased number of abortions. Goal:≤ state rate

Medicaid Births

The average number of Medicaid paid births in Cowlitz County is significantly higher than the rate in Washington State. The high number of Medicaid births is good because it means women are seeking prenatal care. Goal: ≤ state rate

Teen Pregnancy Rate

The number of pregnancies for women 15-17 years old has been steadily declining. The birth rate for teenagers 18-19 years is significantly higher and higher than state average. Goal: ≤ state rate