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Ngozi Osuagwu, TOPP obstetrician and gynecologist

While teen birth rates decline, disparities remain. Hear OhioHealth’s story about how its Teen Options to Prevention Pregnancy (TOPP) Program supports pregnant and parenting teens. Video publication date: May 26, 2016.

 

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August 13–19, 2017 is National Health Center Week. Community health centers provide affordable, quality health care to help keep communities and youth healthy. In fact, one in fifteen people in the United States relies on services from health center clinics. Find out how you can celebrate your community health centers!

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July is Social Wellness Month. Social wellness involves nurturing yourself and your relationships so that you feel supported. When youth have a healthy relationship in their life, like a trusted mentor or parent, it can help protect against multiple risk behaviors that could contribute to delinquency and unintended pregnancy. Discover ways that you can encourage social wellness!

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This tip sheet describes ways to incorporate a social norms campaign approach into programming for youth as a way to help prevent substance use, which is a risk factor for engaging in sexual activity. Learn what a social norms campaign approach entails, and find tips for engaging youth in the design process.

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Vulnerable Youth Remain at Greatest Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Youth in foster care are 2x more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than other youth.
Hispanic and black teen girls are about 2-3 time more likely to give birth than white teen girls
Lesbian and bisexual teens have 2x the risk of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers.
430,000 youth in 2014 were served by Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees

You can help  Prep Teens for the Future

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