The 1993 Legislature passed ESHB 1408, which established a statewide media campaign and
local community-based programs to prevent teenage pregnancy. The overall goal of the
legislation was to reduce teen births. The legislation called for the community-based programs
to be evaluated by changes in teenage pregnancy rates in each county.
This report provides the results of a review of teenage child birth rates for Washington State
and for each of the 39 counties.