Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Are you concerned about teen pregnancy in your community? Want to take action? Learn more about the issue, contributing factors, and how to take action with the resources here.
Learn More about Teen Pregnancy in Montana
- Montana Teen Pregnancy Report 2012 – Includes data on teen pregnancy and birth, disparities, sexual activity, risks and economic costs in Montana.
- Teen Pregnancy Rates in Montana - County Data – Pregnancy numbers and rates by county.
Simple Strategies for Action
- Make a plan - Strategies for Preventing Teen Pregnancy in Montana provides a brief overview of how to plan an approach that fits your community.
- Build a coalition for change - The Community Tool Box includes step-by-step guidance on improving community health and wellbeing.
- Host a workshop - Many family planning clinics, county health departments, and public health nurses provide free or low-cost workshops to organizations, schools, and parents on issues relating to reproductive health.
Tips for Families
- Ten Tips for Parents provides research-based recommendations for parents to prevent teen pregnancy.
- No Place Like Home Resource Book gives tips on providing family-based sexuality education.
- No Place Like Home, Native American Adaptation is designed to be culturally appropriate and respectful of cultural needs and values in Native American communities.
Resources for Educators
- Advocates for Youth – Resources for educators on reproductive and sexual health, including lesson plans and health education standards.
- Characteristics of Effective Curriculum-based Programs - PowerPoint from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy.
- Interventions with Evidence of Success - Database of evidence-based programs.
Guidance for Health Providers
- Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services - American Medical Association’s recommendations for preventive health services for young people age 11-21.
- What Helps in Providing Contraceptive Services to Teens - Research-based clinic interventions to prevent teen pregnancy.
Facts for Policymakers
Research and Resources
- National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
- With One Voice - National Survey on Teen Pregnancy
- Child Trends
- Emerging Answers 2007
- Science Says Research Briefs
Kimberly Koch, MPH
Health Program Representative
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Women's and Men's Health
1400 E Broadway A116
Helena MT 59601