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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a U.S. nonprofit organization largely funded by private donations. Founded in 1996, its mission initially was to reduce the teen pregnancy rate in the United States by one-third during the decade ending in 2005, a goal the campaign was able to attain. The organization assumes most teen pregnancies are unplanned or unwanted.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy argues that these pregnancies negatively affect teenage mothers by reducing their educational, employment, and life opportunities. The communities in which these women live are also adversely impacted because the government often must assume the economic burden of child care and welfare payments for the women and their children.

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