Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

The numbers are striking. Since peaking in the early 1990s, teen pregnancy is down 55% and teen births have plummeted 61%. There have been impressive declines in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups.

Despite this extraordinary national success story, nearly one in four teens still get pregnant by age 20 and progress remains uneven. Teens and young women of color still experience higher rates of teen pregnancy. The vast majority of the American public seems to recognize the challenges that remain and support additional efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. 


Quick Facts

There were 22.3 teen births for every 1000 females ages 15-19 in 2015.
The teen birth rate is at a historic low, but the United States still has one of the highest rates in the industrialized world.
Teen birth rates differ substantially by age, racial and ethnic group, and region of the country.
Birth rates are higher among Hispanic and black adolescents than among their white counterparts.
While Hispanics have the highest teen birth rates, there has been a dramatic decline in rates, with a 50% reduction since 2007.
Read more on the Trends in Teen Pregnancy section of the OAH website.
Check out OAH’s Reproductive Health Fact Sheets for national- and state-level data.
National Teen Pregnancy 
Prevention Month
Watch the video and listen to some of the youth who were a part of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month 2017 activities.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, U.S. teen pregnancy rates are still the highest in the industrialized world. "Despite extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy and childbearing, nearly one in four teens still get pregnant by age 20 and the progress we have made remains uneven. Teens living in poverty are disproportionately more likely to experience an unplanned pregnancy, as are AfricanAmerican and Latina teens," said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of The National Campaign. 
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and  although the month has come to an end, OIC of South Florida's Youth & Family Services Department works throughout the year with teens and adults alike.
OIC of South Florida's Teen Pregnancy Prevention program is titled Project P.A.U.S.E. Serving 4500 youth per year in Broward County, our goal is to help youth Prevent pregnancy and the contraction of STDs, HIV/AIDS; Achieve their academic and personal goals, Understand the risks associated with unprotected sex, and Succeed in the endeavors they undertake to Educate their community and peers.
Project PAUSE Youth Leadership Retreat participants touring the University of South Florida campus in Tampa. Project P.A.U.S.E. students are equipped with solid decision making skills that promote post-secondary education and career preparation.
Project P.A.U.S.E. Youth Leadership Retreat 2017
How do you PAUSE?
A team of trained educators serve students in Broward County Schools, Community settings, Parks and Recreation facilities using evidenced based curriculums Project P.A.U.S.E encourages youth to pause before acting, pause to consider the possibilities, pause to develop a plan that supports their future and the future of their community, pause to educate themselves and those around them and pause to effectively mobilize their peers and the community around positive action.
Project P.A.U.S.E. participant demonstrating an Empathy Belly Pregnancy Simulator at the 2017 Broward "Walk Aware" event, held in collaboration with Broward County Schools. 
OIC of South Florida Educator, David Young, teaching the 
evidence-based "Making Proud Choices" curriculum.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month 
Pleasde see the OIC Calendar for TPP events throughout the year!
“Walk Aware”
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Delevoe Park
2520 Sistrunk Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale 33311
Friday, May 12th, 2017
Walk Aware, held  at  a  Delevoe  Park  on  Friday May 12, 2017, has  been  an  annual  event  since  2008. Each  year  over  500  students from  middle  and  high  schools  walk  through  an  open-­air  resource  fair  and  participate  in  small  group  dialogue,  presentations, lectures  and  workshops  that  aim  to  promote  positive  youth outcomes. Over 200 youth from our TPP program will be in attendance.
Sponsor(s): Broward School District, OIC, Teen Parent Alliance,
Children's Services Council
Contact: Andrea JohnBaptiste
954-742-9166, andrea@axumhq.com
Contact: Honeisha Abdul
954-742-9166, honey@axumhq.com


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