Join FYSB in Recognizing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May

The Family and Youth Services Bureau, or FYSB, marks National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May, along with the Office of Adolescent Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal partners. Though the U.S. teen birth rate fell to a historic low in 2011, efforts continue to keep America’s young people from becoming parents too soon.

FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program works to prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents by supporting state, tribal and community efforts to promote comprehensive sex education, adulthood preparation programs and abstinence education.

“FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grantees work tirelessly year-round to educate young people on why they should delay having children and to educate parents on how to communicate with their children about making healthy choices,” says Family and Youth Services Bureau Acting Associate Commissioner, Debbie Powell. “National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to communities to stress the importance of keeping teen birth rates low.”

As part of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, FYSB will hold its Annual Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference for State, Tribal and Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Abstinence Education Program Grantees May 29-31 in Baltimore, MD.

Learn more about FYSB's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.