Pregnant and Parenting Teens - PREP

Pregnant and Parenting Teens


Teen mothers face a unique set of social and economic challenges that impact their ability to prevent additional pregnancies. In addition to their own health outcomes, teen mothers must also tend to the health needs of their child. Effective ways to prevent subsequent births among teen mothers include:

  • social support programs
  • mentoring
  • nurse home visitation
  • school-based model

Lewis, C. M., Faulkner, M., Scarborough, M., & Berkeley, B. (2012). Preventing subsequent births for low-income adolescent mothers: an exploratory investigation of mediating factors in intensive case management. American journal of public health, 102 (10), 1862-1865.

Data and Fact Sheets

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Teen Childbearing, Education and Economic Wellbeing (PDF)
Teen Childbearing, Single Parenthood and Father Involvement (PDF)
Another Chance: Preventing Additional Births to Teen Mothers (PDF)

Articles and Resources

Advocates for Youth
Science and Success: Programs that Work to Prevent Subsequent Pregnancy Among Adolescent Mothers (PDF)

Federal Youth Services Bureau
Reaching Out to Young Mothers to Delay Subsequent Pregnancies