Urge your representatives and school boards to take their personal religious views or political standpoints out of the decisions they make regarding children's education and health.
3. If you are sexually active, learn about the contraceptive options that are available to you! Unintended pregnancy has especially telling consequences among the teenage population, but impacts the life of any woman. Being prepared and knowing the facts are key to prevention efforts and can save women and their families from making difficult decisions.
4. Check out www.plannedparenthood.org, www.advocatesforyouth.org, or the CDC's website on preventing teen pregnancy for more information!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. October 2011. “Teen Pregnancy.” Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.cdc.gov/WinnableBattles/TeenPregnancy/index.html
Finer, B. Laurence & Kost, Kathryn. June 2011. “Unintended Pregnancy Rates at State Level” The Guttmacher Institute. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health: Vol 43, No 2.
Reviewed October 31, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg
Edited by Jody Smith