Dismantling Teen Pregnancy Prevention

We define “Teen Pregnancy Prevention” as an articulated strategy or campaign designed to keep young people from becoming parents as teenagers, of which the underlying premise is that teen pregnancy is inherently something that needs to be prevented. YWU understands teen pregnancy prevention to be inaccurate and stigmatizing. This report serves to discredit myths regularly perpetuated by the frame and messaging that function as the foundation of teen pregnancy prevention models.