What can you do to help prevent teen pregnancy? Educate yourself.

pregnant teenagerThis year the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 7. Teens, please visit http://stayteen.org/. This website is a great resource for you, and throughout the month of May, they will be posting quizzes with different scenarios. You will be asked questions like, “What would you do in this situation?” It is incredibly informative and interactive.

What are other ways to educate yourself?

Find an adult you feel comfortable asking questions. This can be a parent or other family member, teacher, guidance counselor, healthcare provider, etc. But remember, there are a lot of myths out there, so your friends are not likely to be the most reliable sources of information. There are also a multitude of websites available specifically for teens and young adults.

Go Ask Alice is a website dedicated to answering any type of health question, no matter how odd or embarrassing. You can stay anonymous while receiving accurate information. You can see questions and answers posted by others and even search the website for health information. Questions are answered by Columbia University in New York City.

Scarleteen is another website that offers online sex education. There are numerous articles addressing a variety of different issues.

Please visit the following website for more information about the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.