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
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Sexual Activity"
Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.
Use TV, radio, internet, and print media to disseminate information about safe sex behaviors
Reduce child and adolescent access to sexual content in television, movies, music, and videogames via rating systems, parental advisories, parental guidelines, etc.
Support initiatives that combine classroom instruction, individual counseling, and broad community efforts to reduce pregnancy and STIs among youth
Promote abstinence from sexual activity, generally only with mention of condoms and birth control to highlight failure rates
Provide reproductive health care services such as counseling, contraception, and testing in middle and high school-based health clinics
Use social networks such as Facebook and MySpace to deliver health education, often as part of a broader online campaign of websites and social networks
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.