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Teen Pregnancy: Advice for Parents About Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy advice for parents of teens who wish to prevent their teen from getting pregnant and resources for parents of teens who are pregnant. Learn how to talk to your teen about pregnancy, statistics on teen birth rates and teen pregnancy prevention methods. This section is part of our Teen Sexuality and Teen Health sections.
  1. Teen Pregnancy Fact Sheets (6)
  2. Teen Pregnancy Prevention (6)
  3. Teen Pregnancy Statistics (3)

Parenting Quiz: Are you helping your teen prevent a teen pregnancy?
Preventing your teen from having to deal with an unplanned pregnancy is a top priority for parents of teenagers. See how well you are doing right now.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Teen Pregnancy and Prevention
Article for parents of teens who talk to their teens and want tips on talking to teens about teen pregnancy in order to prevent a teenage pregnancy.

Teen Pregnancy: Tips on Prevention
Includes statistical information on teenagers and pregnancy.

Why should teen pregnancy concern everyone?
One of our frequently asked questions for parents on teen pregnancy prevention.

Teen Pregnancy: Is Your Teen Clueless About the Facts?
A new study by the CDC about what teens who had babies did about trying to prevent the pregnancy they had. The study was essential, in my opinion, as the United States remains the country with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.

Teen Pregnancy Risk Factors
Risk factors for teen pregnancy for parents of teens to use as a resource. A variety of individual, social and family risk factors can increase the likelihood of a teen becoming pregnant.

My teen son just told me he got his girlfriend pregnant. What do I do?
One of our frequently asked questions for parents on teen pregnancy prevention.

What is the most important thing parents can do to prevent teen pregnancy?
One of our frequently asked questions for parents on teen pregnancy prevention.

My teen daughter just told me she is pregnant. What do I do?
One of our frequently asked questions for parents on teen pregnancy prevention.

How common is teen pregnancy?
One of our frequently asked questions for parents on teen pregnancy prevention.

What do teens what to know about sex/teen pregnancy/relationships?
Article for parents of teenagers, What do teens what to know about sex/teen pregnancy/relationships?

Can my daughter get an abortion without my consent?
FAQ: Can my daughter get an abortion without my consent?

Teen Birth Rate Rises for First Time in 15 Years
The teen birth rate in the United States rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, and unmarried childbearing also rose significantly, according to preliminary birth statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Common Birth Control Myths
Read some common myths that are circulating around your teenager's high school.

Abortion Laws for Teens by State
A listing of abortion laws for minors Teens by state.

Teen Pregnancy: An Epidemic in Foster Care - TIME
What's tougher than being a pregnant teenager? Try being a pregnant teenager in foster care. Read about it in this article from TIME.

Practical Help to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Tips on prevention of teen pregnancy offered by Abstinence Educators' Network.

Sexuality Education Curricula & Programs
'The debate continues about how to confront and reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors, particularly the impact of sexuality education. Currently, there are two distinct kinds of sexuality education programs: abstinence-only and abstinence-plus programs.' Read more here.

Groundbreaking Study on Teen Pregnancy
'Delaying childbearing until age 20 or 21 significantly reduces serious health risks, likelihood of poverty for parents and children; lessens financial burden on society.'

Liz On Teen Pregnancy
Read her personal story of teen pregnancy.

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