Teen pregnancy and teen childbearing affect several critical social issues, including poverty and income disparity, overall child well-being, child welfare, out-of-wedlock births, healthy relationships and marriage, responsible fatherhood, health issues, education, substance use and other risky behaviors, and violence.
The Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy recognizes the complexities of these social and economic issues and believes teen pregnancy prevention requires the thoughtful attention and deliberate action of parents, youth, community leaders, faith leaders, educators, policy-makers, health professionals, and others who have a desire to ensure Alabama’s youth live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Annual Conference Planning Survey
In spring 2015, ACPTP and ADPH will again host the Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference. We would like your feedback in the planning process. Please take just a few moments to fill out this brief survey so we can provide workshop options that...Read More...
In late September, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying that for teens that choose not to be sexually abstinent, the first line contraceptive choice is Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). These contraceptives incl...Read More...
SIECUS has released its annual state profiles. Within each profile is a layout of federal funds provided to each state for teen pregnancy prevention work, legislation introduced and passed that affects sexual health education, law and policy overview...Read More...
October is Lets Talk Month, an annual public education campaign to remind parents and caregivers to talk to their young people about love, sex, and healthy relationships. Survey data suggests time and time again that teens want to hear about these is...Read More...
Child Trends Adolescence is a time of great change and self-discovery. This is also the time when LGBTQ youth begin to self-identify. Child Trends points out five things that you should know about how to properly support and advocate for LGBTQ youth....Read More...View All News