First Baby Initiative Report (2013)
West Virginia Quality Collaborative for Reducing Nulliparous Cesarean Sections: This report summarizes an effort undertaken in the State of West Virginia to reduce the number of Cesarean Sections among first-time mothers. In 2009, more than one-third (35.1%) of first-time births in West Virginia were delivered via C-section, and 41.2% of first-time mothers were induced.
Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing in WV (2011)
When young people are in control of their sexual lives, they are more likely to be in control throughout life, make healthy decisions for themselves, and thereby create healthier families and communities. After declining steadily both nationally and in West Virginia between 1999 and 2005, the teen pregnancy and birth rates have increased in West Virginia.