May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Teen pregnancy is the leading cause of high school dropout among teen girls and is associated with a host of other public health problems. STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) among teens continue to rise. Too many teens are unaware of the health risks associated with teen pregnancy and STDs, and talking about these issues remains very awkward for many teens and their parents. Please join Denise Bolds, MSW, and Sheila Overton, MD, author of "Before it’s Too Late: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Pregnancy and STD Prevention," for a stimulating discussion about teen pregnancy and STDs. Dr. Overton worked as a registered nurse before becoming a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a parent and physician, Dr. Overton recognizes that optimal communication about sexuality between children and their parents or guardians should begin at home. She has helped to transform the way parents and teens talk about sexual health. Her book and work on teen sexual health have received national recognition Can you answer these questions? What percentage of teen pregnancies occurs in the first month after a teen girl starts having sex? Who most influences teens’ attitudes about sex? The first callers to answer these questions correctly will receive a free copy of Before It’s Too Late. Get ready to be empowered! Anyone who interacts with, works with, or is raising a teen will benefit from this discussion. Dr. Overton's book can be purchased through her Web page: www.droverton.org, and from Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ckwtrq5
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