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    Find Resources for You!

  • Advocates at Teen Parent Lobby Day 2014

    Join us for Teen Parent Lobby Day

    March 26, 2015 at the Massachusetts State House #LobbyDay15

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    Push Back Against Stigma & Shame

    Young parents speak up on ThePushback.org!

  • Advocate for Young People

    Connect with legislators and share your story and concerns.

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    Massachusetts Research & Reports

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    Become a Young Parent Policy Fellow

    Improve the lives of expectant and parenting teens!

What We Do

We advocate statewide and mobilize communities to prevent teen pregnancy, increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and empower youth to make healthy decisions on relationships, sex, parenting, & life.

How We Do It

  • Policy Advocacy

    We educate and motivate federal, state, and local policymakers and the public to develop responsible public policies that recognize the needs and abilities of young people to make their own best decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.

  • Capacity Building

    We build the capacity of youth-serving providers and engage youth in public policy advocacy to ensure reproductive justice for all youth and young parents in an environment of dignity, respect, and high expectations. We believe that youth gaining control over their sexual health are youth gaining control over their lives.

  • Reframing Teen Pregnancy

    We know teen pregnancy and young parenthood are complex issues and driven by many social inequities and environmental factors. Our work is designed to focus on preventing unintended teen pregnancy while increasing resources and respect for young parents and their families.

What People Are Saying

What people are saying

12 hours 36 min ago
RT @Katie_Speak: Please read this thread. Supporting families, choice, and equality means supporting young parents. #NoTeenShame https://t.…
July 24, 2014

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!
1 day 15 hours ago
ALL women deserve access to resources and have the right to be treated with dignity & respect regardless of age, race, economic status, marital status, etc.. #womensequalityday

Working with our Mass Alliance and with our TA has been great; they make sure we are supported in all aspects of the needs that we identify as being important to us.

clinic partner

Why We're Needed

  • 22 teens give birth every day

  • MA teen birth rate, 2012
    White
    7.5
    Black
    23.0
    Hispanic
    46.1
    Asian
    5.2

    Youth of color face inequities that lead to disparities in teen birth rate

  • Young people are often shamed & stigmatized for their reproductive choices

What's New

Latest News

New Funding Available

January 21, 2015

New federal funding is available for teen pregnancy prevention!

  

Upcoming Events

YEAH! Network Conference

May 1, 2015, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The YEAH! Network annual conference focuses on a central theme that drives the work of the coalition throughout the year. The YEAH! Network 9th annual conference will focus on how we leverage the power of community to transform the sexual health of youth. The structure of the conference is designed to achieve the following goals.

 

The Pushback Blog

CLPP for Reproductive Justice

By Ciara Mejia
May 11, 2015

How You Can Help

  •  Donate

    Your support of the Alliance funds critical policy work, training in best practices, and changing the paradigm for teens.

  • Take Action

    Sign up for advocacy alerts to stay in the know of how and when to advocate to policymakers.

  • Share Your Story

    Young parents deserve respect and recognition, not shame. Push back against judgment and share your story!