Teen Pregnancy

Teens must be educated and informed about how to avoid risky sexual behavior and how to use contraceptives correctly. They need basic information about how to protect themselves and their reproductive health. Teenagers must develop skills in communication and sexual decision making so that sex does not just “happen.” Teenagers must be made aware of the consequences of having more than one child at a young age. Twenty-five percent of teenage mothers give birth to a second baby within 2 years.