Film showing at Main Street Landing, April 30 6pm
South Burlington – 4/22/2015 – Lund and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) will host a free showing of James Houston’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” to kick off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month which starts on May 1st. The documentary features interviews with young people, educators, celebrities, and outreach workers across the country and across the world that paint a picture of sex and young people in America. The film showing will be preceded by educational games and activities promoting good sexual health and pregnancy prevention. This fun and informative event is open to all including individuals, community organizations and school groups.
While the teen pregnancy rate in the US has dropped over the last ten years, 2,400 young women still get pregnant every day. Education and outreach efforts vary wildly and young people are frequently misinformed about sex. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is an advocacy initiative that promotes sexual health and the reduction of the teen pregnancy rate in the US.
“Not only is May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, it’s also prom season and high school graduation time — both great opportunities for teens to think about their future and how pregnancy would affect their life goals, and to take steps to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy like getting an effective method of birth control,” observed Jill Krowinski, Vice President of Education and Vermont Community Affairs at PPNNE.
PPNNE, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, is the largest provider of reproductive and sexual health care services, and sexuality education in northern New England. Last year, PPNNE served more than 41,000 women, men, and teens across 21 health centers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and provided $7.2 million worth of free and discounted health care.
Lund helps children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption. Lund is a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County.
If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with a representative from Lund, please contact Charlotte Blend at (802) 861-2580 or [email protected]. For more information about PPNNE visit www.ppnne.org.