May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Laurie Applin, Client Advocate and Gail Gardner, Executive Director of CareNet PRC Fitchburg

Laurie Applin, Client Advocate and Gail Gardner, Executive Director of CareNet PRC Fitchburg

On the page relating to this, The Family and Youth Service Bureau of the US Department of Health http://teenpregnancy.acf.hhs.gov/ reads: “Teaching teens about healthy life skills, development, and communication helps to prepare them for adulthood and equips them with the information needed to make responsible decisions and avoid teen pregnancy.”  Included in the information is the importance of abstinence.

We were invited to be a part of a community event sponsored by MOC the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster.  We set up a table with an assortment of material relating to abstinence.  Abstinence is not having sex.  Sexual abstinence is practiced in every country in the world.  Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.  Abstinence protects people against STDs.  Don’t let pressure from friends or even the media push you into something that’s not right for you.