Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College: Online Lessons

Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College: Online Lessons

When was the last time you had some form of sex education? Whether it was from a parent at home, or perhaps from a teacher at school, it was probably a while ago and a lot has changed since then, both in medical advancements and where you are in your life. You may think you have all the information you need to prevent unplanned pregnancy—or to help a friend or a son or daughter prevent pregnancy—but there may be more for you to learn.

In addition, an unplanned pregnancy can make it harder to succeed in school—61% of women who have children after enrolling in commu­nity college fail to finish their degree, which is 65% higher than the rate for those who didn’t have children.

Each lesson should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, ideally each lesson in one sitting.

Click on the lesson links below to begin. 

If your instructor has not already provided you with one, download the Student Guide now. In addition, there are study guides, videos, and other activities available in the lessons to help you learn the material.

If you are completing this lesson for course credit, check your course syllabus or ask your instructor about assignment requirements. For example, your instructor may ask you to submit your completed study guide and/or may require that you complete a short quiz.

For any technical problems or other questions, please contact Chelsey Connolly, Manager of College Initiatives at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, at or 202.478.8519.

Publication date: August 2014