The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.

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April 10, 2014

House Ways and Means released its FY15 budget on April 9. Find our synopsis here, analysis spreadsheet here, and the full budget here.

January 22, 2014

Governor Patrick released his proposed fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget this afternoon. This email provides a preliminary analysis of how he proposes to fund teen pregnancy prevention and teen parent programs in next year's FY15 state budget. Remember, this is only our first step in the state budget process- we will be in touch in the coming weeks on how to advocate to your State Representatives and Senators.

January 22, 2014

On Monday January 14, 2014 The National Bureau of Economic Research released a study concluding that the MTV programs 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom reduced the United States teen birth rate by 5.7 percent. The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy is reluctant to give credence and attention to this claim. The study did not have an experimental design, which is needed to prove a causal relationship and the data and methods used to determine these findings have not been sufficiently reviewed by the scientific community nor published in a peer-reviewed journal.

January 9, 2014

In 2010, with the assistance of our evaluator, the Institute for Community Health, the YEAH! Network, and many community partners, we conducted a community-wide needs and resources assessment of Springfield and Holyoke.

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