108 E. Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 749-1244


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TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION 
AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

 

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Program provides technical assistance, health education, and promotional efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in Wicomico County. Several community based initiatives are designed to affect teen pregnancy using Abstinence and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Services and education are provided to pre-adolescents, adolescents, parents and community groups which are funded by the Abstinence Grant and the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP).

Topics offered, but not limited to the following: 

  • Abstinence
  • Contraception
  • Puberty
  • Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
  • Human Reproduction
  • Making Wise Decisions (Risky Behaviors)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Refusal Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Communication tips for Talking with Teenagers about Sexuality Issues
 

For Information Contact:
Chavonda Carr at 410-219-7489
chavonda.carr@maryland.gov


Wicomico County is ranked
10th in the state of Maryland
for teen births to girls between
the ages of 15-19.  (2013 data)

 

 


Nearly 1/4 of teen mothers become pregnant with their second child within 24 months;



Daughters of teen mothers are 3 times as likely to become a teen mom themselves;


Sons of teen moms are twice as likely to end up in prison;


Only 40% of teen mothers finish high school while the other 60% are forced to dropout to care for their children.

Services

BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION
"Closing The Gap: Hispanic Women and Breast Cancer"

COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
Lifestyle Balance Program
Worksite Wellness Programs

DRUG PREVENTION
Adult & Youth Drug Use Prevention
Drug Free Wicomico
 
INJURY PREVENTION

Car Seat Safety
Poison Prevention
Safe Kids Lower Shore Maryland

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION & ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Resources

TOBACCO USE PREVENTION & CESSATION

Ready to Quit for Good
Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) Coalition 

VISION & HEARING




For a confidential
appointment call
(410) 543-6962



Family Planning
William C. Fritz
Health Center
300 W. Carroll Street
Salisbury, MD 21801



Get Educated,
Get Tested,
and Make
Responsible Choices




Maryland's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program