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

4 hours 16 min ago
Lack of privacy for cleansing & inadequate menstrual protection affects school attendance rates. #PeriodsMatterhttps://t.co/OKGceXqox5
July 24, 2014

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!
1 week 2 days ago
#GivingTuesday We are so close to our goal! You still have time to give. Your gift will help us continue our work to support young people in Massachusetts.

Teens should be learning how to use birth control, condoms, and they should learn about HIV/AIDS. They also should learn about when is the right time to have sex. A lot of teen girls feel pressure to have sex when they’re not ready.

a 19-year-old

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

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

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  • Share Your Story

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