Poverty is an issue for many of these young girls. As a country we may pride ourselves on frank sexual education and early prevention initiatives, but there are more teen moms in the U.S. than in other developed countries. And there are more of those moms in poor areas than not. This year, the New York Times noted the United States’ high rate of teenage births (surprisingly, the U.S. is home to more teen moms than countries such as Canada, Germany, Norway, Russia, and Switzerland) as well as the link established in a new study between income inequality and teenage motherhood.