Growing up on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, Krysten Allen-Alford has seen more than her tribe’s share of teenage pregnancies. “Thirteen-year-old girls having babies” is not uncommon, said Allen-Alford, who at 16 is determined to do something about the health care of her people by becoming a pediatric nurse. “I just want to be somebody who helps out,” she said, “and going to college will prepare me.”
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