Teen pregnancy prevention

New CDC Supplemental Issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

CDC has announced the release of a supplemental issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, providing findings and lessons learned from CDC’s and HHS Office of Adolescent Health’s (OAH) communitywide teen pregnancy initiatives project (CWI). The project that began in 2010, initiated to demonstrate the effectiveness of reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births through innovative, multicomponent, and communitywide initiatives.

Office of Adolescent Health: 5 FOAs for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Published Date: 
Tue, 2015-02-17

The Office of Adolescent Health currently has five Funding Opportunity Announcements OPEN for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Learn more about the opportunities and access the link to apply!


CDC: Updates to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Website

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-07-01

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health announces updates and new items on their Teen Pregnancy Prevention website. The website has a new page for teens, designed by teens, and new items for Health Care Providers. Final 2012 teen birth data are available on the About Teen Pregnancy webpage.

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-07

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness Month. Get the facts, get involved, or share your success, and help PREP Teens for the Future.


CDC: Young Teens Still Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-22

According to this month's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vital Signs, though the teen birth rates dropped between 2007 and 2011, teens ages 15 to 17 still account for nearly 1,500 teen births a week. Furthermore, the disparities in teen pregnancy persist. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy.

Cost of Teen Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-09

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recently released a report estimating that teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers $9.4 billion in 2010. This cost, however, has reduced significantly since 1991, when teen pregnancy rates were their highest.

Teens Do Not Discuss Their Sex Lives at Checkups

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-01-03

A new study finds that doctors often do not have discussions with teens about their sexuality during their annual physicals, resulting in a missed opportunity for sexually transmitted disease prevention and preventing unwanted pregnancies. In addition, teens often do not ask questions about sex or discuss their sexual activity. The study, done by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, recorded the conversations between teens and their doctors and then analyzed how often they discussed sex.

The Graduates/Los Graduados: PBS Series Online

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-10-24

Announcement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: "The Graduates is a compelling, two-part two-hour documentary program—  one hour on young Latino men and one on young Latino women—that focuses, in part, on teen pregnancy.

Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-29

Declines in teen birth rates were steepest for Hispanic teenagers, averaging 34% for the United States during 2007-2011, according to the most recent findings published by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During that same time period, there was a 24% decline in teen births among non-Hispanic black teenagers and a 20% decline in teen births among non-Hispanic white teenagers.


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