It’s a simple fact. Birth control and age-appropriate sex education go a long way in preventing unplanned teen pregnancies and STIs. Tell Them believes teen pregnancy can only be reduced through medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education in our schools and access to birth control.
Young people need the facts. It’s time for our communities to recognize the reality that all young people make decisions — informed or not — about their sexual activity. We support their right to uncensored, medically accurate health information through their schools’ curricula and instructional materials, campus or public health clinics, and other public and private health venues.
References 1. Gold, Rachel B. (2011). Wise Investment: Reducing the Steep Cost to Medicaid of Unintended Pregnancy in the United States. Guttmacher Institute, Policy Review, Summer 2011. Available at: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/14/3/gpr140306.pdf