News and Events
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and many youth-serving organizations nationwide are doing a lot to raise awareness. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch of ADPH is one of many programs who receive funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health to provide evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention approaches. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy will host The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 6, 2015. The purpose is to educate teens on how to make responsible decisions and avoid sexual risk behaviors that can lead to STDs and teen pregnancy. Parents can get involved too. The National Campaign has provided 8 Tips for Talking to Your Teen to help get you started. To learn how you can help adolescents make healthy decisions regarding their sexual health, visit our Abstinence Education and Responsibility Education (PREP) pages.
Survey Says: Hide the Birth Control
In the April edition of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy's "Survey Says," they discuss why teens choose to not use birth control. Of the teens surveyed, 68% agreed that the primary reason teens don't use birth control is because they are afraid that their parents will find out. Want to be an approachable parent? Check out Advocates for Youth's Parents' Sex Ed Center.
BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe
Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.