Roughly one in four teen girls become pregnant at least once by age 20 and fully half of all pregnancies in the United States are reported by women themselves as unplanned. Not too good.

By posting some intemperate thoughts about sex, love, relationships, pregnancy, childbearing, the media, public policy, our dogs, and other topics, we hope to spark a two-way discussion about how best to bring down the high rates of teen and unplanned pregnancy in this country. And who knows…from time to time, we might even offer up a few cogent thoughts that will be helpful.

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National Day, Stay Teen, Teen Pregnancy, Teens
May 06, 2015

National Day Quiz

It may seem like a normal, boring Wednesday...but it's really the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy! 

Beginning today, Wednesday, May 6and throughout the month of May—we are asking you and the young people in your life to take the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz at StayTeen.org. The quiz—available on desktop and mobile devices (and as a downloadable PDF in English and Spanish)—features realistic and informative scenarios that encourage teens to consider how they might respond to a tricky situation before they find themselves in the heat of the moment.

Nearly 500,000 people participated in last year's National Day and with your help we hope to reach even more people this year.

Want to get involved?  

Get more ideas for supporting the National Day here; whether you have five minutes or five hours, there's something for everyone in our Ideas for Getting Involved tip sheet. And get more info about the National Day at our National Day event page.

Feeling generous? Make a tax-deductible donation in support of the National Day. Your contribution will help teens postpone their families until they are older, through school, and in stable, committed relationships and it couldn't be easier to give.

Authored by: Jessica Sheets Pika

Jessica Sheets Pika is the Director of Communications at The National Campaign. In that capacity, Jessica is the community manager and content strategist for The National Campaign’s award winning websites, www.TheNationalCampaign.org (the Campaign’s corporate website) and www.StayTeen.org (the Campaign’s teen website). She curates and writes content, manages consultants and content contributors, handles both sites’ social media presences, and develops new activities and content areas for both sites. In addition, Jessica handles press initiatives, spearheads the design and creation of new National Campaign materials, and provides general communications and editorial guidance to all program areas of the Campaign.

Jessica joined The National Campaign in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit health care world. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Wake Forest University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, her adorable son, and their dog, Cora.

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Jessica Sheets Pika is the Director of Communications at The National Campaign. In that capacity, Jessica is the community manager and content strategist for The National Campaign’s award winning websites, www.TheNationalCampaign.org (the Campaign’s corporate website) and www.StayTeen.org (the Campaign’s teen website). She curates and writes content, manages consultants and content contributors, handles both sites’ social media presences, and develops new activities and content areas for both sites. In addition, Jessica handles press initiatives, spearheads the design and creation of new National Campaign materials, and provides general communications and editorial guidance to all program areas of the Campaign.

Jessica joined The National Campaign in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit health care world. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Wake Forest University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, her adorable son, and their dog, Cora.

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