The Odyssey Years: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Older Teens

The Odyssey Years

Pregnancy rates for teens age 18-19, a population increasingly served by community colleges, are more than three times the rate than for younger teens. In fact, about two-thirds of all teen pregnancies and births are to older teens. Why might this be and what can be done to help? This report from explores these questions by providing data on older teens, exposing commonly-held myths about older teens, and provides real-world examples of how groups are reaching these young adults.

Publication date: September 2010

Author(s): Katherine Suellentrop, The National Campaign

Suggested Citation(s): Suellentrop, K. (2010). The Odyssey Years: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Older Teens. Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.