National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Event Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: Events occuring throughtout the month of May
Last year we saw record setting participation in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, with more than 600,000 people taking the National Day Quiz, downloading the resources, sharing info via social media, and more. The purpose of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is straightforward. Too many teens still think, “It can’t happen to me.” The resources we provide during the month of May (and beyond) help teens understand that they can control their futures and avoid risky behavior. We want teens to understand that they have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant and that they need to think seriously about what they would do in a stressful situation before they’re caught in the heat of the moment.
WHY A NATIONAL MONTH?
The extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy and childbearing over the past two decades prove that progress can be made on tough issues. In fact, few social problems have improved quite as dramatically over the past two decades as teen pregnancy. The latest news on the teen pregnancy front has been incredibly positive. Since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United State have declined by 55% and 64% respectively and are now at record low levels.
When teen pregnancy rates go down, opportunities go up. Join us this May to support National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month!
Throughout the National Month—and especially on the National Day (May 3rd)—teens will be invited to visit The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s teen website—StayTeen.org—to play our brand new game, Level Up!, and to take the National Day Quiz. Both fun, interactive resources challenge young people to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment" through a series of interactive scenarios.
In addition to these engaging digital tools for teens, we have a variety of resources designed for adults—whether you’re a parent or a practitioner, there’s so much you can do to get involved this May. Check back here in the coming days for a full listing of everything we have available including a Get Involved Guide that will help you participate this May whether you have 2 minutes, 2 hours, or 2 weeks to devote to your efforts.
Join our Twitter chat with @Latism on Thursday, May 4th from 9-10pm ET. Follow along with #StayTeen and #Latism.
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