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Every May, the nation recognizes Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness. While facing the realities of teen pregnancy is not pleasant, this is not the picture we want painted. For the past two decades, the nation recognizes the decline in teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States. Since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have declined by 55% and 64% among all racial/ethnic groups and are now at record low levels.   New Jersey’s teen pregnancy rate has dropped 54% since 1990. There’s still much to do. Whether you’re with a national organization, a community program serving young people, or a parent, get involved this May!!!    May is a critical time to consider teen pregnancy and how it impacts individuals and the community as a whole, however, it is important to note that this issue is one to focus on year-round.  

To assist you in being a catalyst for change, we have attached the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Supporter Kit. You can select any or all of the 12 activities to get involved. Just get involved!  

One important way to get involved is to educate your community about New Jersey’s Safe Haven Law.  Safe Haven can be a critical resource to help save an infant’s life. To find out and share more information about New Jersey’s Safe Haven program, visit, or call 1-877-839-2339.