Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Information

Phone: (410) 334-3480

For a Confidential Appointment Call: (410) 543-6962

Fax: (410) 548-5184

Office: William C. Fritz Health Center, 300 W. Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

Resources:

Get Educated, Get Tested, and Make Responsible Choices - Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Maryland Department of Health


A Program of the Prevention & Health Communications Department

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Programprovides technical assistance, health education, and promotional efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in Wicomico County. Several community based initiatives are designed to affect teen pregnancy using Abstinence and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Services and education are provided to pre-adolescents, adolescents, parents and community groups which are funded by the Abstinence Grant and the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP).

Adolescent Health presentation topics offered, but not limited to the following: 

  • Abstinence
  • Contraception
  • Puberty
  • Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
  • Human Reproduction
  • Making Wise Decisions (Risky Behaviors)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Refusal Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Communication tips for Talking with Teenagers about Sexuality Issues

1 in 10 new mothers is a teen.Wicomico County is ranked 11th in the state of Maryland for teen births to girls between the ages of 15-19.  (2016 data)


Did you know?

  • Nearly 1/4 of teen mothers become pregnant with their second child within 24 months;
  • Daughters of teen mothers are 3 times as likely to become a teen mom themselves;
  • Sons of teen moms are twice as likely to end up in prison;
  • Only 40% of teen mothers finish high school while the other 60% are forced to dropout to care for their children.

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For more information, contact: Chavonda Carr at (410) 219-7489 or chavonda.carr@maryland.gov



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