National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention 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, yet 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. To join the conversation, be sure to follow #NTPPM on Twitter!
- NTPPM Supporter Toolkit - get great ideas and sample language to help you get started
- Digital Content - ZIP - download them all and post on your site and social media to show your support
NTPPM 2017 Events
- #NTPPM 2017 Twitter Chat: OAH, along with Touchstone Behavioral Health, the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, BCBG Greater Milwaukee, and Youth Services of Tulsa, hosted a Twitter chat on April 26, 2017, sharing great ideas about how to support NTPPM. Read the 2017 #NTPPM conversation on Storify.
- Weekly Storify: See what's happening across the country on these different themes throughout the month of May:
Past NTPPM Events
Feeling nostalgic about NTPPM 2016? Check out these resources from last year:
- Webinar: Get Involved - Check out the webinar slides to get tips and ideas from experts in the field and partners for how to participate in NTPPM all month long.
- #NTPPM Twitter Chat - Read the Storify of the #NTPPM 2016 chat. The Twitter Chat was hosted by OAH and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
- Digital Town Hall Webinar - Check out the slides and transcript from the webinar, which shared the results and successes from the OAH TPP Program and discussed the importance of a continued focus on teen pregnancy prevention.
Information about the OAH TPP Program
- There were 22.3 teen births for every 1000 females ages 15-19 in 2015.
- 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.
Content last reviewed on February 23, 2017