News and Events
Annual Professional Development Conference
The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch of Family Health Services is hosting their 2nd Annual Professional Development Conference on June 27-28, 2013. Keynote speaker will be David Walsh, PhD, one of the world's leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impacts of technology on children's health and development. Additional speakers will cover topics related to youth at risk, including bullying and human trafficking. Seating is limited, so register now!
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a campaign that increases the public's awareness of and commitment to teen pregnancy prevention. The goal is to help young people develop responsible, positive behaviors and attitudes regarding sexuality.
According to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey,
- 44.1% of high school students in Alabama were currently sexually active; compared to 33.7% of U.S. high school students
- 10% of high school students in Alabama had sexual intercourse before the age of 13; compared to 6.2% of U.S. high school students
- 57% of high school students in Alabama used condoms; compared to 60.2% of U.S. high school students
- 14.1% of high school students in Alabama did not use any method to prevent pregnancy; compared to 12.9% of U.S. high school students
Please join us in our efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. For more information on how you can help prevent teen pregnancy, visit our Resources section.
Teen Pregnancy Rate - The Greatest Story Never Told
According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, the national teen pregnancy and parenting rate has plummeted over the past two decades, but few Americans are aware of this great success. Their publication, The Greatest Story Never Told, reflects data collected from a national telephone survey conducted by Social Science Research Solutions for The National Campaign.