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Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Expected to Participate in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

(Holyoke, MA) - Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month this May, particularly on the 16th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, taking place on May 3, 2017. The purpose of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avioding too-early pregnancy and parenthood through an interactive online quiz.

Throughout the month of May, teens nationwide are asked to visit StayTeen.org and take the National Day Quiz and play Level Up: An Epic Swiping Adventure, two interactive, engaging digital resources that challenge them to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment" through a series of interactive scenarios.

The extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy and childbearing over the past two decades prove that progress can be made on tough issues. In fact, few social problems have improved quite as dramatically over the past 20 years as teen pregnancy.

The latest news on the teen pregnancy front has been incredibly positive. Since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have declined by 55% and 64% respectively and are now at record low levels.

The Holyoke Health Center has been a strong supporter of teen pregnancy prevention in the Holyoke community. We are actively involved in the Mayor's Task Force to prevent teen pregnancy; Holyoke's Adolescent Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee (HASHPPAC). Since the committee was formed in 2010, Holyoke's teen birth rates have decreased by 52%. 

For more information on National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, please visit TheNationalCampaign.org

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