Fathers are Important

Fatherless?

Is any child really fatherless?

No child should be fatherless. No child should be raised by a single mother. Statistics show that fatherless girls are nearly four-times more likely to get pregnant as teenagers. Seventy-one percent (71%) of teenage pregnancies are of girls from fatherless homes. Now, look at these statistics on the importance of fathers in the home.

71% of all high school drop outs come from fatherless homes

71% of teenage pregnancies are of girls from fatherless homes

85% of children with behavior disorders are from fatherless homes

90% of all homeless and run-away children are from fatherless homes

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes

85% of all youth in prison are from fatherless homes

71% of all adolescent substance abusers come from a fatherless home

children from fatherless homes are 10 times more likely to become substance abusers

80% of all adolescents in psychiatric hospitals come from fatherless homes

children from fatherless homes are twice as likely to commit suicide

children from fatherless homes are 9 times more likely to drop out of school

children from fatherless homes score lower in reading and math

60% of rapist were raised in fatherless homes

70% of all adolescents in juvenile correctional facilities come from fatherless homes

children from fatherless homes are 11 times more likely to have violent behavior

children from fatherless homes are 20 times more likely to be incarcerated into jail

adolescents are 9 times more likely to be raped or sexually exploited in a home without a biological father

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