Advisory Committee Reports on Health Reform: The Advisory Committee on Minority Health submitted their report to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with suggestions ensuring that health care reform meets health care needs of minority communities and eliminates health disparities.
Advocates for Youth: Advocates for youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. From their website you will find information for professionals, youth, and parents on reproductive and sexual health.
1. Adolescent and Reproductive Sexual Health
2. Adolescent Sexual Behavior
4. Sex Education
5. Teen Pregnancy
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs—Adolescent Health: This webpage provides resources and websites related to adolescent health. The following is a recent publication from AMCHP:
CDC Adolescent Reproductive Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adolescent Reproductive Health webpage contains information about teen pregnancy, research, science-based approaches, success stories and more.
Child Trends—Teen Sex and Pregnancy: Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. This link provides a wide range of resources on teen sex and pregnancy. The following are some recent publications and research briefs from Child Trends:
Guttmacher Institute: The Guttmacher Institute works to advance sexual and reproductive health in the United States and worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education. The following are some recent publications from the Guttmacher Institute:
Healthy Teen Network: Healthy Teen Network is a national membership network that serves as a leader, a national voice, and a comprehensive educational resource to professionals working in the area of adolescent reproductive health - specifically teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, teen parenting and related issues. From their Web site you will find resources, research and support for professionals to help with effectively reaching vulnerable young populations.
The following are recent publications from the Healthy Teen Network:
MCH Library at Georgetown University—Adolescent Health Resource Brief: Provides a compendium of websites and resources related to adolescent health.
NACCHO Adolescent Health: The National Association of County and City Health Officials Adolescent Health webpage contains information on adolescent reproductive health, teen pregnancy, HIV prevention and more.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families, and in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. From their Web site, you can access national and state data regarding unplanned pregnancy, sexual activity and the cost of teen childbearing. The site also provides resources on many topics including contraception, foster care, marriage, race, teen pregnancy and more.
The following are recent publications from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy:
- iPlan: Tips from Teens for Teens about Life, Love, and Not Getting Pregnant: A national survey of teens regarding their thoughts about relationships, sex and pregnancy, and their most common answers and opinions.
- Relationship Redux: Tips and Scripts for Talking to Your Kids About Relationships: This resource helps educate parents on how to talk to their kids about relationships, and why having a conversation is crucial.
- That's What He Said: What Guys Think About Sex, Love, Contraception, and Relationships: Partnering with Seventeen magazine, the National Partnership asked teen boys what they thought about sex, love, contraception and relationships.
- Thinking About Our Future: Latino Teens Speak Out about Teen Pregnancy: What Latino youth are saying about teen pregnancy.
· Getting Started at Community Colleges: Reducing Unplanned Pregnancy and Strengthening Academic Achievement: Resource for community college practitioners highlighting 10 key steps for starting an effective unplanned pregnancy prevention program in their school.
· Magical Thinking: Young Adults’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Sex, Contraception, and Unplanned Pregnancy - Results from a Public Opinion Survey: Public opinion survey of young adults (ages 18-29) on relationships, sex, fertility, contraception and unplanned pregnancy.
· Unlocking the Contraception Conundrum: Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies in Emerging Adulthood: Detailed scan of the scientific literature on contraceptive use among young adults in the United States.
- Research Brief on Promising Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Latino Youth: This research brief highlights eight programs that have proven to delay sex, improve contraceptive use, and/or reduce teen pregnancy among Latino youth.
- Book on Healthy Adolescent Development: The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development dispels many common myths about adolescence with the latest scientific findings on the physical, emotional, cognitive, sexual and spiritual development of teens.
- Report on Unintended Teen Pregnancy Rate
- Sexually active teens are at higher risk of unintended pregnancy than adults, according to Unintended Pregnancy Among U.S. Adolescents: Accounting for Sexual Activity. This report highlights teens that report being sexually active, rather than the entire teen population.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH): Works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Visit their website to find information about funding, data/statistics, cultural competency, minority populations and various health topics.
Parents Matter!: Is an evidence-based prevention program for parents of pre-teens. This community-level family prevention program is designed to enhance protective parenting practices and promote parent-child discussions about sexuality and sexual risk reduction.
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