Teen Pregnancy Prevention – For Parents

Information

Effective 03/18/2020, Prevention and Health Communications will offer limited services. Staff will still answer department phones.

Phone: (410)219-7489 Chavonda Carr or chavonda.carr@maryland.gov

Fax: (410) 548-5184

Sex Ed, Honestly...


What can you do to help your teens?

  • Open the lines of communication.
  • Encourage your teens to WAIT to have sex!
  • Share stories from your personal experiences.
  • Encourage them to see a clinician to get on some sort of birth control.
  • Explain the unintended consequences of sex such as: pregnancy, STI’s, their chances of getting HPV which can lead to cervical cancer, and their increased chance of being a single parent.
  • Talk about their future plans! 
 




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