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The Candie's Foundation mission is to educate teens about the consequences of teenage pregnancy, bringing it into the national consciousness through a public awareness initiative, which aims to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States. For more information go to www.candiesfoundation.org

"be SEXY" T-shirts. Jamie Presley says "It doesn't mean you have to have sex." These shirts help educate the new generation of self assured, powerful girls by spreading the word about the consequences of teenage pregnancy. (See how many babies have been born to mothers under 15 so far this year.)


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Brittany Snow


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Rachel Bilson

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Tips for Teens
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Resources
Slide Guides:
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Books: Teens

Snippets

  • One million teenage girls will become pregnant this year.
  • 4 in 10 girls will experience at least one pregnancy before reaching age 20.
  • Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $ 7 billion annually.
  • Less than one third of teen mothers receive a high school diploma.
  • Nearly 80% of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare.
  • The sons of teenage mothers are 13 % more likely to end up in prison, the daughters are 22 % more likely to become teen mothers themselves.
  • Nearly 80 % of fathers of babies born to teen mothers do not marry their babies mothers.

Tips for Teens

How to Avoid Pregnancy
On this webpage you can find plenty of material including information about abstinence and contraception.

Facts & Stats
Looking for the latest data on teen sexual activity, pregnancy and childbearing? Look no further - here are answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Test Your Knowledge
Think you know it all when it comes to teen pregnancy? Prove it.

  • How many teen girls in the U.S. get pregnant each year?
  • But aren't the teen pregnancy and birth rates declining?
  • Does the U.S. have a higher teen pregnancy rate than other countries?
  • Isn't everyone having sex?
  • So, does that mean more kids think it's "cool" to be a virgin?
  • Do teens have a general opinion about whether their peers should be sexually active?
  • Are younger teen girls more sexually active than they used to be?
  • Are teen guys more sexually active than they were in the past?
  • Do teens who have had sex wish they had waited?
  • Can you get pregnant if you use birth control?
  • Are sexually active teens using birth control?
  • Why don't teens use birth control every time?
  • You can't get pregnant the first time, right?
  • Do most teens who choose to raise the child get married when they find out they're pregnant?
  • Aren't there a lot of teen girls who want to get pregnant?
  • Do the teen girls who get pregnant keep their babies?
  • What happens to teen mothers?
  • What happens to the children of teen moms?
  • Who are the fathers, and where are they now?
  • Where can I find out about teen pregnancy rates in my state?

Find the answers here.

Teens Tell All
What do teens think about sex, pregnancy, contraception, parents, the media, and religion? Here are quotes from teens themselves on these and related issues.

Teen Resource Guide
A list of web site where teens can find further information.



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