In a recently published study by Sayegh and colleagues, during the period of 2005 to 2015, a 45% increase in number of adolescent Hispanic girls is expected in Texas. During the same period, expected pregnancy risk in teenage girls is expected to rise to 13%, which is largely due to an increase in risk of pregnancy amongst the growing population. The study further quoted that contraceptive failure amongst teenagers, differences in sexual activity, and changing characteristics of people of Texas will lead to an increase in the rate of adolescent pregnancy in the state.2
Various campaigns have been conducted across Texas to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies, few being the Texas campaign and the National Campaign.
Texas campaign has created a multi-layered communications campaign to increase the dialogue about adolescent pregnancy. It provides policy and program updates and hosts an annual conference with a view of promoting innovation and bringing visibility to adolescent pregnancy prevention.3
Another resource dedicated to prevention of teenage pregnancy is the “National Campaign” which is in service for last two decades. Their mission is to improve the quality of life and future prospects of children and to make sure that child is born in two-parent families who are committed to raising their children. The campaign’s strategy is to prevent unplanned adolescent pregnancy among single, young adults.4
Ultimately, adolescents need love, support of their family, and the right education on taking care of themselves, which will help avoid larger issues of acquiring pregnancy at a young age.
- Sayegh MA, Castrucci BC, Lewis K, Hobbs-Lopez A. Teen Pregnancy in Texas: 2005-2015. Matern Child Health J. 2010; 14: 94 – 101.
- The Texas Campaign to prevent teen pregnancy. Available at:
- The National Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy. Available at: