Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. Largely due to increased contraceptive use, teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined since their peak in But they also need to be able to envision a positive future for themselves: one in which education, employment, and healthy relationships are possible. Helping young people prevent unintended pregnancy is a challenge that teens, parents, youth serving professionals, policy makers, and society as a whole must face.
SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
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We've changed our name, but we're still dedicated to the same mission. We are working with our partners to promote evidence-based strategies for reproductive health. We continue to support reproductive health for all young adults with evidence-based strategies and programs. Join over health care leaders from across South Carolina for our 4th annual Contraceptive Leadership Summit. This Summit will address challenges and build on progress to establish systems to support healthcare providers in addressing the contraceptive. The SC Campaign was founded in to combat increasingly high rates of teen pregnancy in our state.
Teen Pregnancy and Poverty
Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of teen pregnancy. Being a teen mother also means having less access to educational programs, which ultimately affects their ability to provide later on in life. Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school.
Richard P. Nathan, Paola Gentry, and Catherine Lawrence Abstract Although the federal welfare reform law exhorts states to reduce teen and out-of-wedlock births, preliminary field research has found few links between welfare reform and pregnancy prevention, and the ones that do exist are often tenuous, hard to describe, and difficult to assess. States have established new and stronger connections between welfare and employment services under welfare reform, but creating welfare programs that explicitly stress pregnancy prevention has been inhibited by several factors. There is little consensus on how to prevent teen and out-of-wedlock births, not just as a practical matter but also as an ethical and political issue. This divisiveness has led most states to devolve critical questions about the design of such programs down to local and community levels.