Five Groups of Teens Who Need Pregnancy Prevention More Than Some Might Think

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Young Men: Getting boys on board for pregnancy prevention can take creativity. Two Texas agencies recommend sending outreach workers to places like sporting events and barber shops, offering sports physicals and testing for sexually transmitted infections in your program, and having specific business hours for young men.

When we talk about teen pregnancy, there may be stereotypes in our heads about who gets pregnant too soon—and who could benefit from prevention programs. But those in the sexual health field know that preventing teen pregnancy fits into a bigger picture of promoting young people’s health and wellbeing. It’s not just for some teens. It’s for all teens.

Here, we highlight five groups of teens that sexual health educators are making sure to include in their pregnancy prevention efforts.

These tips and others can be found in the following articles:

Tips for Getting (and Keeping) Guys Involved

Reaching Out to Young Mothers to Delay Subsequent Pregnancies

Teen Childbearing In Rural America

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

Voices from the Field: LGBT-Friendly Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Go to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month page for more information about FYSB's holistic approach to preventing pregnancy, child birth and sexually transmitted infections among teens.

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