Prevention and Planning for Fatherhood: What Policymakers Need to Know and What They Can Do.

Year Published
Author (Organization)
National Conference of State Legislatures.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format

This fact sheet proposes ways in which policymakers can provide guidelines for fatherhood prevention and planning. Some suggestions include: Identify the population you are trying to target--young teens, older teens --to identify whether your message should focus more on abstinence or on a combined message that includes responsible sexual behavior and contraception.; integrate contraception into existing abstinence and sexuality education and STD/HIV prevention education; allow schools to provide accurate information regarding abstinence, sexual behavior, contraception and the risks associated with early parenting; conduct media campaigns on abstinence, pregnancy prevention, the use of contraceptives and that encourage parents to discuss sex with adolescents.

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