Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy in May and Beyond

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May marks National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a time when youth-serving professionals aim to curb teen and unplanned pregnancy by teaching young people about the consequences of sex.

As in years past, the month will kick off with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. An online quiz asking teens to respond to hypothetical scenarios will be released May 1 on the website to prompt discussions about sex and pregnancy.

You can learn about events in your area on the 2013 National Day map, or spread the word about pregnancy prevention using the list of suggested social media messages.

Want to learn more about what youth-serving professionals can do year-round?

A new report commissioned by the Office of Adolescent Health shares existing challenges to supporting pregnant and parenting youth, and highlights suggestions from national experts.

OAH also offers an adolescent development e-learning module to teach practitioners about the teen brain and what approaches may help young people make better choices related to their sexual health.

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