California (PRWEB) May 7, 2008
Unplanned teen pregnancy is at the root of important public health and social issues. Despite the teen pregnancy rate being at its lowest in 30 years, 31 percent of teenage girls get pregnant at least once before age 20, and nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned and unintended.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and May 7th is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. On May 7, 2008, teens nationwide are asked to go to the new teen website http://www.StayTeen.org to take a short, scenario-based quiz. The quiz is available in both Spanish and English, and the questions revolve around different scenarios, and the choices to be made in various sexual situations. The purpose of this day is to focus on the importance of avoiding early teen pregnancy. To access the quiz, visit http://www.StayTeen.org or http://www.teensource.org.
TeenSource.org is an educational website launched in July 2001 by the California Family Health Council, Inc. (CFHC). The site was launched as a resource for teens and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24 seeking information on healthy and responsible sexual lifestyles. CFHC is a nonprofit organization striving to improve the health of Californians by ensuring access to quality, comprehensive reproductive health and family planning services.