OAH is launching the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center
, an online collection of resources for professionals working to prevent teen pregnancy. The TPP Resource Center includes resources on choosing an evidence-based program; improving recruitment, retention, and engagement; implementation; engaging diverse populations; strategic communications; building collaborations; sustainability; and performance measurement and evaluation. Learn more about Talking with Teens.
The Family Planning Program has a free male condom distribution service we call the "Brown Bag Program
". This is a cooperative effort of the Kentucky Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs.
The "Brown Bag Program
" is an anonymous condom distribution program developed primarily to overcome the barriers of condom usage such as cost, embarrassment and misunderstanding by adolescents of their rights regarding condom purchase.
Condoms are placed in a small brown bag, along with a pamphlet, How to Use a Condom,
and literature on STDs. Emphasis is placed on permitting individuals to pick up a bag without requiring registration, counseling or discussion. The main objective is to decrease pregnancies, as well as STDs, for those persons who are already sexually active. The brown bags are in an easily accessible place in the waiting rooms and front desk.
Adolescence marks the period between childhood and adulthood when hormonal changes transform boys and girls into young men and women able to have children of their own. Increasingly, adolescents are waiting until later to date and to have sex, and U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates are at their lowest levels in years. Still, almost half of all high school students reported that they had had sexual intercourse in 2009 and three in ten adolescent females will become pregnant before turning 20. Learn more about Adolescent Reproductive Health.
Teen Pregnancy & Childrearing
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Contraceptive & Condom Use
Physical Health & Nutrition