Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) for a full month. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups, but disparities continue.
Want to get involved? You and you organization can make a difference, whether you have two minutes, two hours, or two days to devote to supporting NTPPM. Below are resources, tools, and ideas to fit any budget or amount of time. Check out the NTPPM Supporter Toolkit and follow #NTPPM on Twitter!
#NTPPM 2016 Events
- Webinar: Get Involved
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Join OAH for a webinar about how to get involved in NTPPM. Hear from experts in the field and partners with exciting activities, and get tips and ideas for how to participate all month long.
- Check out the from the webinar.
- The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
- Hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, go to their website for more information.
- #NTPPM Twitter Chat
- Friday, May 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET
- Join OAH and chat partner The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy for a Twitter chat to get great ideas about how you can support NTPPM. Follow the conversation and participate using #NTPPM.
- Read the full #NTPPM conversation on Storify.
- Digital Town Hall Webinar
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
- Join OAH for a 90-minute Digital Town Hall webinar to learn about the results and successes from the OAH TPP program and discuss the importance of a continued focus on teen pregnancy prevention.
- Check out the slides, audio, and transcript from the webinar.
- CDC Webinar
- Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
- Reducing Disparities in Teen Birth Rates: A National Snapshot from CDC and Examples from the Field, a webinar from CDC's Division of Reproductive Health, will highlight new findings on reductions in teen birth rates and persistent disparities. Program partners from the OAH/CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative and federal speakers, including OAH Director Evelyn Kappeler and DRH Director Wanda Barfield, will present during the webinar.
Information about the OAH TPP Program
- There were 24.2 teen births for every 1000 females ages 15-19 in 2014.
- The teen birth rate is at a historic low, but the United States still has one of the highest rates in the industrialized world.
- Teen birth rates differ substantially by age, racial and ethnic group, and region of the country.
- Birth rates are higher among Hispanic and black adolescents than among their white counterparts.
- While Hispanics have the highest teen birth rates, there has been a dramatic decline in rates, with a 50% reduction since 2007.
- Read more on the Trends in Teen Pregnancy section of the OAH website.
- Check out OAH’s Reproductive Health Fact Sheets for national- and state-level data.