American Indian/ Alaska Native youth and Teen Pregnancy Prevention . Presenter Name:. This Presentation Will Cover:. A tiny bit about the National Campaign Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Helping Native Teens Prevent Pregnancy Programs for Native Youth.
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Teen and Young
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Approximately half of all Native youth live with both of their biological parents and 22% live with one biological parent and a step parent
Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Health Survey
More than one-third (39%) of high school students in BIA-funded schools report using alcohol or drugs before their last sexual experience compared to approximately one-quarter of high school students overall (26%)
Native youth are significantly more likely than all other youth in the sample to report having had sex before age 16 (44% vs. 34% respectively)
59% of Native young adults report using a method of contraception the last time they had sex compared to 69% of other young adults in the survey
2. Enhance and develop culturally relevant school- and community-based pregnancy prevention programs for Native youth through the implementation of Native-led pregnancy prevention discussions (relying on family members and elders) and culturally based activities and programs (e.g. include Native ceremonies and other cultural practices);
Native youth experience disproportionately higher teen birth rates compared to teens in other racial/ethnic groups
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