For information about where you can be tested for sexually transmitted diseases or receive pregnancy prevention services, contact your local Health Department. These services are confidential.
State and National Resources
Pregnancy prevention information and resources are available at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and The Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth has publications and podcasts on adolescent pregnancy prevention and abstinence education.
The Office of Adolescent Health also provides information on topics such as teen pregnancy prevention, trends in adolescent pregnancy and childbearing, strategies and approaches for preventing teen pregnancy, and much more.
Learn more about the importance of teen pregnancy prevention from CDC's Division of Reproductive Health.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Alabama Department of Public Health - Health Statistics on Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has published Freeze Frame: A Snapshot of America's Teens. This publication provides a look at teen births, teen pregnancy, sexual activity and contraceptive use among teens, as well as other related measures.
Tips for Teens
Drug and alcohol use are contributing factors to other risk behaviors, including sexual risk behaviors that may lead to unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website provides resources for teens and parents. "Tips for Teens" is a series published by SAMHSA, some of these are available for download below:
Resources are also available through Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).