Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi has assembled a list of online resources concerning teen pregnancy prevention.
Women’s Foundation Report on Taxpayer Cost of Teen Births
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi has released a report describing the economic costs of teen births for every county in Mississippi. These taxpayer costs, which were calculated for the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi by the Mississippi Economic Policy Center, can be attributed primarily to the lost tax revenue from lower wages among teen parents and their children, incarceration costs of sons of teen parents, and foster care costs.
Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy in Community Colleges
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy have developed a brief online guide for Mississippi community colleges to implement the strategies outlined in the SB 2563 report from the 2014 Mississippi legislative session. Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy: A Guide for Community Colleges provides background as well as practical ways to address each of the strategies on community college campuses.