Pregnancy Statistics in the U.S.
- U.S. high school students recently surveyed that 62% used a condom during most recent sex.
- 90% of all unintended pregnancies result from inconsistent or incorrect use of a contraceptive.
- 30% of teenage pregnancies end in abortion.
- $9.4 billion tax dollars were spent on teen pregnancy and childbirth in 2010, and the amount of spending has not decreased since.
- 35% of teen mothers (ages 15-17) earn a high school diploma.
- 67% of teens who have has sex wish they would have waited, according to a study conducted in 2015.
_Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
A website BY and FOR lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
The Young Women of Color Leadership Council educates and advocates on sexual and reproductive health issues.
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Who thinks about STDs when you're thinking about his parents walking in? Health and Sex info for girls from Office on Women's Health.
Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
"This assessment will help you determine your relative risk for cervical cancer. This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix."
Apoyo para Jóvenes GLBTQ. A website for Spanish-speaking GLBTQ youth.
Georgia Family Planning
Georgia Family Planning System (GFPS) is a collaboration of statewide federally qualified community health centers, Grady Health System and Planned Parenthood. The mission of GFPS is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable and evidence-based family planning and reproductive health services to women, men and adolescents. GFPS are committed to serving all communities and enhancing the well-being of all families.
Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. The goal of Bedsider is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively.
Male Training Center for Family Planning Reproductive Health
The purpose of the Male Training Center (MTC) is to help improve delivery of family planning and reproductive health services for males in Title X-supported health and social service settings. The MTC seeks guidance and input into project activities from its advisory committee members, consisting of individuals representing international, national, and regional organizations with shared interest in quality family planning and reproductive health services for males.
Lose the Drama
This site is a sponsored by Hospitality House for Women, Inc. as part of their prevention services to the residents of Rome and Floyd County, and to anyone, anywhere, who may need information about dating abuse and violence, bullying, or harassment. Remember, love shouldn’t hurt, and it is your right to pursue a drama free relationship!
HealthCare.gov is a health insurance exchange website that facilitates the sale of private health insurance plans to residents of the United States and offers subsidies to those who earn less than four times the federal poverty line. The website also assists those persons who are eligible to sign up for Medicaid, and has a separate marketplace for small businesses.
The ARCH Foundation
The ARCH Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation established to assist low income patients who do not have insurance coverage for the Mirena intrauterine contraceptive system. For patients such as these who meet specific eligibility criteria, the ARCH Foundation may be able to provide Mirena free of charge. Patients and providers must complete a one page application form prior to purchase to be considered for assistance. Assistance may also be available for qualified patients who require removal of Mirena.
Sexual Assault Center
The mission of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia is to facilitate healing for victims of sexual assault and their families through on-going crisis intervention services, to promote community awareness of the Center's services, to educate our students and community about the nature of sexual assault, and to foster strong partnerships with all agencies involved in dealing with sexual assault. SACNWGA wants to support you as you heal. SACNWGA offers confidential and free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones.
Hospitality House services are intended to empower victims and their families to better equip themselves to break the cycle of domestic violence. These services are provided free of charge to both residential and outreach clients. Hospitality House receives funding from state and federal grants as well as from generous donations from the community. Hospitality House is a non-profit organization.
Free Clinic of Rome
The Free Clinic of Rome is a faith based, community supported non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the Northwest Georgia counties of Floyd, Polk and Chattooga by providing quality healthcare services to uninsured residents who have no access to basic healthcare. Begun in 2003 as an outgrowth of Community Kitchen volunteers at Rome First United Methodist Church, the Clinic offers specialty clinics/services for pulmonary care, diabetes management, dental extractions, and is the site for regular eye clinics through the Lighthouse Foundation.
AIDS Resource Council of Rome
The AIDS Resource Council's mission is to educate the community about HIV/AIDS, provide free testing, and serve those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. With 32,000 Georgia residents living with AIDS — eighth highest in the United States — and Georgia ranking fifth in new cases of HIV infection, the AIDS Resource Council is a first line of defense working to stem this epidemic in