Our Mission is to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies Among Young Adults in Arkansas
The value of a college education is clear. Individuals who go on to receive a degree are more likely to build a career, receive higher salaries, and pay taxes. However, students who face an unplanned pregnancy often encounter many obstacles in continuing their education. Difficulties faced may include balancing time and energy between the obligations of raising a family, school work, and potentially a job. Other challenges may be additional costs of a child while paying for school. Those who are unable to continue their education because of these obstacles are more likely to face economic and social challenges throughout life.
% of Teens are Sexually Active by Age 18
% of Teens Use Contraceptives
% of Teen Births in Ages 18-19
% of All Pregnancies are Unplanned
We aim to educate young adults on contraception—the different methods, their effectiveness, and where to get them. Our philosophy is that if young adults are provided information on birth control and sexual health, they will be able to make mature decisions about their future. By planning if and when they choose to become parents, they are able to follow their dreams and stay in school to receive a degree or certificate. Our youth will one day become contributing members to society, and it is our obligation to prepare them for this responsibility!
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Dr. Roger Guevara
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As October begins, we reach the halfway point of another semester. There’s mid-semester grades to worry about, and there’s the five projects and papers due next week, and it seems that you’re just now getting into the swing of things. So, now would be a terrible time to get those unexpected two little lines on Read more about If you plan to go to school, why not plan to not get pregnant?[…]
On August 23, the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy drove up to West Memphis with a trunk full of boxes with t-shirts, koozies, condoms, and a plethora of information on birth control options. While there, we had two tables at ASU Mid-South’s Week of Welcome Resource Fair and plans of spreading the word on Read more about Let’s (not) Make a Baby![…]
School Supplies. Check. Dorm Essentials. Check. Birth Control. Check. As summer comes to a close, a new semester inches closer. For some of us, that means the start of a new Read more about Getting Smart About Sexual Health[…]
At the Healthy Child Summit on June 28, the Natural Wonders Partnership Council celebrated ten years of addressing the various aspects of child health and the challenges faced by children in Arkansas every day. One such challenge is the high rate of teen pregnancy in our state. Andrea Kane of the National Campaign to Prevent Read more about Road to Victory: The Progress We’ve Made & the Work Yet to Come[…]
If you’re reading this, you are probably aware of the effect pregnancy has on teens. However, as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month comes to a close, it’s important we reflect on what we can do year-round to continue the conversation on pregnancy prevention among young adults. This matter affects each and every one of us, Read more about May: Raising Awareness for Teen Pregnancy Prevention[…]
Yesterday, at the Clinton Health Matters 6th Annual Activation Summit, Former President Bill Clinton recognized the work of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and Angela Lasiter in the prevention of unplanned pregnancy for young adults across the state in public two and four year colleges and universities. Public health leaders from across the Read more about Turning Ideas Into Action[…]
Last week we had the amazing opportunity to present at the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 6th Annual Symposium in Grapevine, Texas. Speakers from across the globe gathered to share information and inspiration on adolescent health programs. From the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control to UC Berkeley and various other Read more about How to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies in 140 Characters or Less[…]
How cool would this be to sit down to watch the next big action summer blockbuster and while you are starting to munch on popcorn…….see this website or an ad on the big screen?! This could make a change in young adult’s decisions THAT VERY NIGHT!
Drum roll, please………………………………… You’ve heard me talking about this thing…called a website for our work with preventing unplanned pregnancies. THIS IS IT! Well, this is not really it. But it will be “it” in a few days when I can get some things added. I’m so excited. #thearkansascampaign #may4nationalday #whatadaytostart Angela