Address the needs of teenage mothers via clinic-based programs that provide health care and family planning services as well as case management, counseling, and other supports
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Government " and "Sexual Activity"
Provide information about contraception and protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in classroom or community settings
Provide prescriptions or medications to patients diagnosed with treatable STIs to give to their partners without provider visits; also called patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT)
Elicit information about sex or needle-sharing partners from STI-positive patients, then notify partners of risk, testing, and services; also called contact tracing, or partner counseling and referral services
Provide pregnant or parenting teens with services based upon their needs (e.g., counseling, connections to health care or social services, academic support, etc.) in school or community settings
Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.
Promote abstinence from sexual activity, generally only with mention of condoms and birth control to highlight failure rates
Support school-, community-, and clinic-based teen pregnancy prevention programs such as comprehensive sex education, HIV/STI prevention and youth development efforts, service learning, etc.