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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and many youth-serving organizations nationwide are doing a lot to raise awareness. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch of ADPH is one of many programs who receive funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health to provide evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention approaches. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy will host The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 6, 2015. The purpose is to educate teens on how to make responsible decisions and avoid sexual risk behaviors that can lead to STDs and teen pregnancy. Parents can get involved too. The National Campaign has provided 8 Tips for Talking to Your Teen to help get you started. To learn how you can help adolescents make healthy decisions regarding their sexual health, visit our Abstinence Education and Responsibility Education (PREP) pages.

Survey Says: Hide the Birth Control

In the April edition of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy's "Survey Says," they discuss why teens choose to not use birth control. Of the teens surveyed, 68% agreed that the primary reason teens don't use birth control is because they are afraid that their parents will find out. Want to be an approachable parent? Check out Advocates for Youth's Parents' Sex Ed Center.

2015 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, which will be held May 19-20, 2015, at Auburn University Montgomery's Taylor Center in Montgomery, Alabama. This year's theme is Insight, Answers, and Opportunities. Once again APPB will partner with the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to provide a great conference to community partners who wish to gain knowledge and skills that will enhance their work with children, youth, and families, toward our shared goal of reducing the rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

Registration is entirely online; however, you may still pay with credit card, check, or PO. Early bird registration ($80) ends April 3; regular registration ($105) ends May 3; and late registration ($130) is available until the day of the conference.

BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe

Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.

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