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Alan Diaz / Associated Press

A report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an overwhelming majority of Georgia high schools and middle schools aren't teaching all of the agency's recommended sex education topics.

The report, conducted during the 2013-2014 school year and released Wednesday, says Georgia's high schools performed better than most states on the majority of the 16 recommended topics.

Mary Langley
Tasnim Shamma

Dariel Fowler is a rising sophomore at South Cobb High School. She says she sees a lot of girls at her school who are pregnant. 

“They drop out of school, they can’t take care of their kids or they [get] abortions,” she says. 

But not her. In 2010, Dariel was one of the 200 at-risk youth chosen to participate in a five-year afterschool teenage pregnancy prevention program. The program has centers in Monticello, Barnesville and Atlanta.