Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs in Schools

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs in Schools

Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Today, teenage pregnancy prevention programs in schools have become one of our most requested topics. According to recent research published on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website, the national teen pregnancy rate (number of pregnancies per 1,000 females ages 15-19) has declined almost continuously over the last quarter century. Some other interesting facts described on the website regarding adolescent childbearing:

  • Adolescents who are enrolled in school and engaged in learning (including participating in after-school activities, having positive attitudes toward school, and performing well educationally) are less likely than are other adolescents to have a baby Source link
  • Adolescents with mothers who gave birth as teens and/or whose mothers have only a high school degree are more likely to have a baby before age 20 than are teens whose mothers were older at their birth or who attended at least some college

How Just Say YES Programming Addresses Teen Pregnancy

teenage-pregnancy-prevention-programs-in-schoolsThrough the Just Say YES original program, “Breaking the Cycle,” speaker Carlos Phillips delivers a positive health and safety message, equipping teen parents with the tools they need in order to establish healthy relationships and boundaries in their lives. A variety of topics are covered in such as: how to break the cycle of teen pregnancy; identifying unhealthy relationships and dating violence; how to talk to their children about sex and the importance of sexual risk avoidance. The program also encourages teen parents to stay in school, empowering them to strive for a better and brighter future for both themselves and their child.

“I want students to know that just because you start down a certain path, doesn’t mean you have to continue on it. You possess the power to take control of your life and achieve a better future.” –Carlos Phillips

Other Just Say YES Speakers that cover pregnancy prevention programs in schools:

Keith Davis keith-davis

Tory Gant

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