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National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 2

4/11/2007:   What is the good news about teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States? They've declined by about one-third since the early 1990s. But even so, 3 in 10 girls get pregnant by age 20 in this country.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has set a goal to further reduce teen pregnancy by another one-third between 2006 and 2015. To raise awareness about this effort and attract new voices to the cause, the National Campaign has designated May 2 as the sixth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. CWLA is among 200 national organizations partnering to support the day, which focuses teens' attention on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood.

To participate, visit the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy website to download free banners, postcards, posters, brochures, press releases, and public service announcements. Child welfare workers, advocates, and parents are also asked to encourage teens to take the National Day Quiz--a short, scenerio-based "quiz," available in English and Spanish, that asks young people what they would do in a number of sexual situations. The quiz challenges youth to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment."


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