National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) celebrates the historic decline in rates of teen pregnancy and births in the United States and highlights the importance of helping adolescents reach their full potential. This year, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) focused the observance on elevating youth voices and highlighting the work of OPA grantees.
NTPPM is about more than preventing teen pregnancy. It’s about ensuring positive outcomes for adolescents. Connecting youth to services and opportunities that help them reach their full potential can help prevent teen pregnancy. This means engaging youth within their communities, schools, organizations, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive. Caring adults can work with community partners to engage teens in activities that utilize and enhance their strengths. Learn more about positive youth development.
Teen pregnancy prevention efforts should provide youth with opportunities for healthy and successful development. OPA’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program grantees implement effective programs that focus on developing positive outcomes for adolescents, including supporting positive youth development, preventing sexually transmitted infections, building healthy relationships, and more. Learn more about OPA’s grant programs and their accomplishments.
Everyone can play a part in promoting healthy behaviors and outcomes for adolescents. Share the messages and activities on this page with your networks.