NC20 May: Together we've made historic strides in reducing teen pregnancy.
In the last 20+ years, rates of teen pregnancy and birth have plummeted—55% and 61% respectively. An issue once thought intractable is now seeing record-breaking success but we cannot mistake progress for victory. Instead, we must recognize that there is still more work to be done.
During Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, celebrated each May, we turn our attention to teen pregnancy prevention and just how critically important it is to encourage young people to think about their choices and the potential consequences of their actions. Giving young people the power to decide their futures means that everyone wins.
So how can you help?
1. Take the National Day Quiz (in English and Spanish) and share it with the young people in your life.
3. Share why teen pregnancy prevention is an important issue to you. Get on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and tag your posts #StayTeen—join the conversation and make your voice heard!
85% of adults say that teen pregnancy is an important problem in their community and 66% feel that more efforts to prevent teen pregnancy are needed in their communities. This month—and all year long—let’s work together to be a positive force for change and to keep the extraordinary progress we’ve experienced going.
2016 POLLING DATA: Survey Says: May 2016: Mission Not Accomplished
PRESS RELEASE: Teen Pregnancy Remains an Urgent Challenge
RESOURCES: National Day 2016 Resources
QUIZ: The National Day 2016 Quiz
TEEN ADVOCACY: Why I Care, Sex Education Matters, Hill Day, and TPPP Advocacy