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Divisions > Student, Family, and School Support > Student Services and Alternative Programs > Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Nationally, teen births are increasing.   Read a press release on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.   

In Focus
The 2012 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is in May. More information coming soon.
FACT: Teen pregnancy prevention is a wise investment.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Overview

Health Education


The Maryland State Department of Education utilizes multiple approaches to address teen pregnancy prevention.  Comprehensive school health education includes instruction that complies with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.04.18.01-.02.  The goals of comprehensive health education curriculum are listed in COMAR 13A.04.18.02.  To view the goals click on the link.

Educational Programs for Pregnant Students


COMAR 13A.08.01.06 sets forth the responsibility of the local school system to provide appropriate educational programs for pregnant students.  Click to view the regulation.

Contact Information
Alicia Mezu, Health Services Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0353
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
Email:  alicia.mezu@maryland.gov
 Related Links
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
HIV Prevention
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