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Efforts to Prevent Teen Births Continue

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by Jonathan Dame

WHITINSVILLE – Jocelyn Arriaga was ready for college.

In fall 2012, the recent Douglas High School graduate had picked out her classes at Quinsigamond Community College in anticipation of starting her first semester in the spring.

That was before an unexpected pregnancy upended her plans. Instead of college, the Whitinsville resident became one of the 2,732 Massachusetts women ages 15 to 19 to give birth in 2013.

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