News on the future of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy

Please click here to read an important message from the Chair of the Board, Jen Meyers, on the future of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy.

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

1 month 3 weeks ago
ICH staff member Jeff Desmarais worked on a Photovoice Project with @MATeenPregnancy. Watch it here: https://t.co/bzy6fa0I0L
July 24, 2014

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!

The Alliance helped me realize that my life wasn’t ending but in fact it was just beginning. I learned that I was more than a statistic. I lobbied, advocated and learned that anything is possible. Much of my success is due to the determination and empowerment that the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy provided me with.

Tabitha W., former teen parent

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

    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!