5 Creative Strategies for Helping Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Three teens text on their phones.
1. Send text messages: The Colorado School of Public Health is experimenting with a service that regularly texts teens with statistics, tips, and polls aimed at helping them make better relationship decisions. One researcher says that teens respond particularly well to inspirational quotes from artists and musicians.

There are no days off when it comes to teen pregnancy prevention—it’s an ongoing conversation with youth and the community about healthy lifestyles and good decisions. So it’s best to stay creative and open to new ideas.

In this slideshow we look at some innovative ways to keep youth focused on healthy goals. It’s all about reaching them effectively and meeting their needs as individuals. Find these and other program strategies in the following NCFY articles:

"Q&A: Sheana Bull On Enhancing Teen Pregnancy Prevention With Text Messaging"

"Primary Sources: Monitoring, Measuring and Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy"

"Q&A: 'One Word Can Make a Difference' and Other Insights Into Addressing Teen Pregnancy in Latino Communities"

"Work to Be Done: As Teen Pregnancy Rates Decline, Georgia Youth Workers Broaden Focus"

"Bright Idea: In Florida, Youth Leadership and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Go Hand in Hand"


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