Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center

Faith Communities

Research has shown that religious involvement and a strong moral sense can help protect young people from early sexual activity and teen pregnancy.  In addition to instilling a strong sense of morals and values, our religious institutions have the ability to make a connection between parents and teenagers by providing helpful, open and supportive guidance to both groups and educational programs that help them to understand sexuality in the context of their faith and spiritual values.

Faith-based programs and curricula
Click here for a listing of faith-based programs and curricula that you may want to consider using in your place of worship.

Here are some additional resources that may be of interest to faith communities:

Faith Resource Center
The Faith Resource Center is designed to provide visitors with or direct them to materials on how teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention can be addressed in faith settings. It includes links to sermons, counseling resources, proclamations and mission statements, and other resources for the faith community.

Involving the Faith Community in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
This is a chaper from Get Organized: A Guide to Preventing Teen Pregnancy, a practical manual for people who are interested in taking action to prevent teen pregnancy in their communities.   Get Organized  was produced by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancies, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice - Sexuality Education
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is comprised of national organizations from major faiths and traditions.  It unites religious communities ensure reproductive choice through education and advocacy. The Coalition seeks to give clear voice to the reproductive issues of people of color, those living in poverty, and other under served populations.  This section provides several resources about faith-based approaches to comprehensive sexuality education.

The Religious Institute-Sexuality Education
The Religious Institute is a national leadership multi-faith organization advocates for sexual health, education and justice in faith communities and society.  This site contains a number of resources on faith-based approaches to comprehensive sexuality education.

Resources for Religious Leaders
Contains a number of publications on how faith communities can engage in teen pregnancy prevention.  Includes resources specificially for Latino and African-American faith communities.

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