Family Planning

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  A time when teenagers are out and about, later than usual, for proms and graduation parties.  I can just imagine all the parents out there watching the clock as curfew approaches, wondering what their kids are doing, did the conversations about safe sex sink in?

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly 1 in 4 teens will get pregnant by the time they're 20 years old. On top of that, only 38% of teens who get pregnant before age 18 will end up getting their high school diploma.

So prevention, is key. ...