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National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregna...

National Campaign to Prevent Teen P...
CROWDRISE : Jan 12, 2011
Tax ID: 52-1974611
BASED: Washington, DC, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.thenationalcampaign.org

Our Mission

Ensuring that women have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant.

Founded in 1996, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by helping to ensure that children are born into families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

 

Over the past two decades, the teen birth rate has declined by 64% overall and significantly across all racial and ethnic groups. However, the progress is still uneven. Rates among non-Hispanic black teens and Hispanic teens remain more than twice as high as they are among non-Hispanic white teens. Unplanned pregnancy continues to be a challenge for young women. More than two thirds of all pregnancies among unmarried women between 20 and 29 years old are reported by the women themselves to be unplanned. Like with teen pregnancy, young women of color are more likely to experience an unplanned pregnancy than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. And the majority of all unplanned pregnancies are among unmarried young women who live at or below the poverty line. These unplanned pregnancies pose a variety of health and socioeconomic challenges for these women - and by extension, their children.


There are a myriad of systems and individual factors that lead to unplanned pregnancy among teens and young adults. Consequently, our strategies, and their corresponding activities, are designed to address the complex factors that lead to unplanned pregnancy through policy, research, capacity building, convening, and strategic communications. The National Campaign approaches its work in an evidence-based, bi-partisan, non-ideological way. We work hard to reduce the conflicts that often impede action by engaging people and groups from many perspectives and have long maintained a calm, respectful approach that searches for common ground and common sense. We are supported by 11 advisory panels, including, among others, a bi-partisan Congressional Advisory Panel and Public Policy Advisory Group, a State and Local Action Advisory Group, a Personal Responsibility, Religion, and Values Advisory Group, a Research Advisory Panel, a Medical Advisory Committee, and an advisory group guiding our efforts to reach diverse communities. 

Tax ID: 52-1974611 • www.thenationalcampaign.org

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