FYSB's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program administers 156 grants throughout the nation and several U.S. territories. These programs target vulnerable populations by providing culturally relevant and age-appropriate comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education. To reduce factors that put youth at risk and boost factors that protect them, grantees enhance the youth experience by providing mentoring, counseling, adult supervision and/or programming on adulthood preparation subjects.
Did you know...
Youth are less likely to get pregnant or get someone pregnant if they have:
- Open communication with adults about using contraception.
- Supportive parents.
- Healthy family dynamics.
- Healthy relationships with peers.
- Peers who use condoms.
- Accurate knowledge about sexual health, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and the importance of abstinence.
Youth are more likely to get pregnant or get someone pregnant if they:
- Live in poverty.
- Are the child of a teen parent.
- Are from a single-parent home.
- Live in a home with a lot of family conflict.
- Have sex at a young age.
- Use and/or abuse drugs and alcohol at a young age.
- Have low self-esteem.
New analysis in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found birth rates among Hispanic and black teens were more than three times higher than white teens and that socioeconomic and education gaps were common in communities with high teen birth rates, regardless of rates.
FYSB's Personal Responsibility Education Program Grantees