• Continued Declines in US Teen Births (NCHS Data Brief 9/2016)

    The birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 has fallen almost continuously since 1991, reaching historic lows for the nation every year since 2009 (1–4). Despite declines in all racial and ethnic groups, teen birth rates continue to vary considerably by race and ethnicity. Moreover, the U.S. teen birth rate remains higher than in other industrialized […] Read More »
  • Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities

    Research and Resources for Parents/Guardians: In recent years, important changes in public policies and attitudes have resulted in improved opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have changed less in regard to sexuality and disability. Even today, many people do not acknowledge that most people experience sexual feelings, needs, and desires, […] Read More »
  • The 2016 Kids Count Data is Here!

    The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. The […] Read More »
  • Know The Facts First – New Awareness Campaign

    Know The Facts First is a national public health awareness campaign designed to provide teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and STD prevention so that they can make informed decisions about sexual activity. The campaign, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, […] Read More »
  • GREAT NEWS! Teens in South Carolina and Pregnancy

    Columbia, S.C. —  South Carolina’s teen birth rate has declined 61 percent since peaking in 1991, continuing decades of success for communities across the state. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, this decline includes a 10 percent decrease between 2013 and 2014, landing the teen birth rate for 15-19 year […] Read More »
  • New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health

    A Call to Action: Developing and Strengthening New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations of youth. Reducing unintended adolescent pregnancies is considered a “winnable […] Read More »
  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy among Latinos

    This February, 2014 Child Trends Research Brief drew from studies, program evaluations, and practitioner insights to develop 8 key recommendations for consideration in future intervention efforts to prevent teen pregnancy among Latinos. Read More »
  • Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents

    This is a 2013 position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Read More »
  • SAASH Call to Action Resource Document

    This document outlines the state of adolescent sexual health in South Carolina Read More »
  • Comprehensive Health Education Act

    A 2013 New Morning Foundation report on compliance and reproductive health education in South Carolina Read More »