Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Young people have the right to lead healthy lives. They need tools and services to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI).
70% of pregnancies among unmarried women in their 20s are unintended.
750,000 teens experience pregnancy each year.
Reliable and affordable contraception helps young people prevent unintended pregnancy. In Colorado, the teen birth rate dropped 40% due in part to a program which provided young women with low-cost long acting reversible contraception (LARCs).
1000 young people per month acquire HIV. 1 in 4 new HIV cases occurs among young people.
Young people ages 15-24 acquire almost half of all new STI infections (that's over 9 million STI infections among young people).
Young people need access to STI screening to help them treat STIs as early as possible and reduce chances of passing along to a partner.
These national and local organizations work to promote teen pregnancy prevention:
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
Advocates for Youth
Hawaii Youth Services Network