Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New on State Policies to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Check out the new content on about how state policymakers can reduce teen and unplanned pregnancies.

Effective prevention programs are those that lead to positive behavioral change, like delaying sexual activity and/or increasing correct and consistent use of contraception. But prevention programs alone cannot be expected to impact outcomes on a broad scale. Success depends on a combination of programs and broader efforts that include:
  • Raising awareness and building public will for addressing both teen and unplanned pregnancy.
  • Supporting a broad teen pregnancy prevention approach.
  • Reducing unplanned pregnancies among unmarried young adults.
See more information on strategies to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancies.