The U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds that teen pregnancy is a top concern of U.S. adults. __________________________________________________________________
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources for Families
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Find a Pediatrician or Pediatric Specialist. Search by doctor name, address, city, state, zip code, or medical specialty/interest (for example, teen health) to find pediatricians who are AAP members.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Find a Health Center. Search by address, city, state, or zip code to find a federally funded health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- Office of Population Affairs Clearinghouse: Search the Family Planning Database. Search by city, state, or zip code to find Title X–funded health clinics that provide family planning and reproductive health care to low-income and uninsured people in the United States at no cost or low cost.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Find a Health Center. Search by state or zip code to find a PPFA health center affiliate that offers sexual and reproductive health care for women, men, and teens.
- Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM): Find an Adolescent Health Professional. Search by name, city, state, country, discipline, or area of interest to find teen health professionals who are SAHM members.
- 4Parents.gov. Tips for talking with kids and teens about healthy relationships, puberty, waiting to have sex, risky behaviors, and pregnancy.
- Advocates for Youth: Parents Sex Ed Center. Articles and information about growth and development, talking about sex, sexual health, waiting to have sex, and contraception. Recent materials include:
- Parent-Child Communication: Promoting Sexually Healthy Youth. (2009). [Article].
- Children Now: Talking with Kids About Tough Issues. Tips for talking more easily with your kids about difficult issues, including sex.
- HealthyChildren.org: Dating and Sex. Articles on talking with teens about sex, sexuality, dating, and love.
- National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Parent's Portal. Information and tips about how to communicate with teens about sex and unwanted pregnancy. Materials include:
- It’s Your Responsibility to Talk to Youth: Pregnancy Prevention for Youth in Foster Care. (2010). This tool suggests ways for caregivers to talk about sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with kids and teens in their care.
- Relationship Redux: Tips and Scripts for Talking to Your Kids About Relationships. (2009).
- Talking Back: What Teens Want Adults to Know About Teen Pregnancy. (2010). [Tips].
- Ten Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy. (2008).
- That's What He Said: What Guys Think About Sex, Love, Contraception, and Relationships. (2010). [Survey results].
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Tools For Parents. Information about sexuality, puberty, and how to talk with your kids about sex. Link to additional information about abortion, contraception, body image, relationships, sexuality, and STDs.
- Healthy Teen Network. 2010. Opportunity Knocks: Using Teachable Moments to Convey Safer Sex Messages to Young People . Baltimore, MD: Healthy Teen Network. This fact sheet describes how to take advantage of teachable moments to talk about safe sex practices.
- Campaign for Our Children: Teen Guide. Information about waiting to have sex, talking with your parents about sex, sexuality, contraception, safe dating, and more. Includes online quizzes to find out what you really know about sex.
- girlshealth.gov: Body. Facts for girls about taking care of your body. Includes information about sexuality, puberty, talking to your parents about sex, waiting to have sex, and STDs.
- Go Ask Alice! A health question-and-answer service on topics that include relationships, sexuality, and sexual health.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Teen Talk. Questions and answers, video clips, and facts in English and Spanish about puberty, dating, sexuality, contraception, and preventing pregnancy and STDs.
- Sex, Etc. Information about sexual health, relationships, and pregnancy and STD prevention. Includes facts, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary of common sex terms, a blog, video clips, discussion forums, and advocacy tools.
- Stay Teen. Information about relationships, waiting to have sex, contraception, and how to avoid pregnancy. Includes articles, video clips, social media, and the Youth Online Network, an electronic forum for teens to share news and opinions about teen pregnancy prevention.
- Talk About Sex. Information about sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, relationships, and good decision-making.
- TeensHealth: Sexual Health. Information for girls and guys about puberty, relationships, waiting to have sex, and contraception.
- Young Men's Health: Sexuality and Sexual Health. Information for teen guys and young men about sexuality, healthy decisions, contraception, and STDs.
Learn more about teen pregnancy prevention.
Need more information? If you don't find what you're looking for in the topics listed above, use the collection of general resources that library staff have put together for you and your family.
Resource list republished from: http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_adolpreg.html, courtesy of the Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Family Resource Brief. (September 2010).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., Maternal and Child Health Library.
Reviewers: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., Maternal and Child Health Library; Katherine Suellentrop, M.P.H., The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.