Maryland's teen pregnancy prevention efforts focus on clinical and educational programming. Adolescents are served in family-planning clinics and school-based health centers Statewide. Services include family planning and reproductive health services and counseling. The State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and abstinence education programs provide curriculum-based programs in school, after school, and in community settings for adolescents and their parents/caregivers. The target population for educational programs ranges from age 10 through the early 20s.
More information about Maryland’s efforts to reduce teen pregnancy can be found on DHMH’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program website, with additional information about the federal PREP program available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.