The National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, now in its second decade of work, notes that there are two notable demographic factors that capture our attention regarding teen pregnancy: First, despite the nation’s progress in reducing teen pregnancy, about three in ten teens get pregnant by age 20; the rates in the United States are still the highest among fully industrialized nations. Moreover, among some groups, especially the large and growing Latino population, rates of teen pregnancy and birth are well above the national average and are declining far more slowly than the overall rates. Clearly, we all still have a lot of work to do. Unplanned pregnancy is at the root of a number of important public health and social challenges. For example, it explains the vast majority of teen pregnancies (less than one-fifth of teens say that they planned to become pregnant when they did), and the negative consequences of teen pregnancy have been well described by The National Campaign over the last decade. Unplanned pregnancy also bears a number of unfortunate and costly health consequences. Should a teen become pregnant, Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services will provide teen specific pregnancy, childbirth and parenting educational support so the teen and her family can experience a positive outcome. Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services has grown to serve Pima, Maricopa and Gila counties – and now Yavapai. For more information call 928-772-5590 or log onto www.teenoutreachaz.org. LOG ONTO: www.teenoutreachaz.org to take the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz “HOW DO YOU SCORE?” – Come on – everybody’s taking it – don’t be left out! Find out how you score.
Desert View High School, Edge High School
3024 E. Fort Lowell Rd.- Teen Outreach Office, Tucson, AZ 85712