*Memphis is well-known for its blues, barbecue, and Beale Street. But the latest buzz in the city is about babies having babies.
Bluff City made national headlines in January with reports of 90 girls at Frayser High School being pregnant or having a baby this academic year.
School leaders and politicians challenged the published pregnancy figures, but none denied the city has a problem.
It’s a crisis that has Memphis leaders turning to the church for answers.
“When I first heard [the story], I was like ‘Wow, really?” said LaQuesha Wright, who graduated from Frayser High School. “They are not learning from everybody else?”
Wright found herself pregnant at age 16. Her daughter is now three-years-old.
“I never thought I was going to get pregnant. I never thought that,” she said.
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