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April 2014

Have You Heard? Facts From The Field  is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.

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April 28, 2014

April 14, 2014

The Bronx Teen Connection program is placing trained health educators in South Bronx high schools to provide information and referrals to teen-friendly reproductive and sexual health services.

  • The program is also using an app that helps New York City teens connect to sexual health clinics.

In 2012, as part of the Think Teen pregnancy prevention program, the Mobile County (Alabama) Health Department turned part of a pediatric clinic into a teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health clinic for adolescents only.

  • The clinic increased hormonal contraception (pill, patch, ring, injectable) prescriptions to adolescent clients from 3.1% in 2012 to 12.8% in 2013.