Teen pregnancy prevention is a national priority. Despite declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates in the U.S., the national teen pregnancy rate continues to be higher than the rates in other Western industrialized nations.
Racial and ethnic disparities remain, with higher rates of teen pregnancy for Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adolescents than non-Hispanic white adolescents.
Teen pregnancy prevention is a major public health issue because it directly affects the immediate and long-term well-being of mother, father, and child. Teen pregnancy and childbirth contribute significantly to dropout rates among high school females, increased health and foster care costs, and a wide range of developmental problems for children born to teen mothers.
Art features the white awareness ribbon art meaning to show support for teen pregnancy prevention including white awareness angels. Make custom awareness gifts and merchandise such as t-shirts, magnets, ornaments and buttons or pins for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. Add your own words or images to create special awareness ribbon gifts.