Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy helps girls identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy through fostering girls’ communication skills, providing basic health education, and encouraging girls to plan for the future.

United States teenagers have the highest pregnancy rate in the industrialized world. A third of ninth-grade girls have already had intercourse. From Capitol Hill to national youth development organizations to community coalitions, those who care about “kids having kids” are searching for ways to prevent teen pregnancy. Poll after poll indicates that adolescents want comprehensive information that applies to their everyday lives. They can “just say no” only with know-how — with motivation, attitude and skills.