TEEN PREGNANCY: California Program Targets Young Males
A San Jose, CA, teen pregnancy prevention program has won national acclaim for its efforts to educate young males about personal sexual responsibility and preventing the spread of STDs. Enrique Arreola, director of the Mexican American Community Services Agency, says its Male Involvement Program "has reached about 5,000 young men in the first three years of operation." The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, headquartered in Washington, D.C., issued one of its five annual awards to the program for its recognition that "young men are not just part of the problem, but part of the solution as well" (Contraceptive Technology Update, 8/99 issue).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.