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Child and Adolescent Services at UnityPoint Health

Child & Adolescent Services

Adolescent Sexual Health Prevention Programming

This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health and the United Way of Muscatine.

The mission of our programming is to increase access to pregnancy prevention education for teens age 19 and under in order to decrease the number of pregnancies during adolescence. The program objectives are:

  • Teens will have a more realistic view of responsibilities in parenting infants and identify reasons to postpone parenting.
  • Increase the number of teens under 19 accessing family planning services if needed.
  • Reduce the incidence of subsequent pregnancies during adolescence by providing counseling and support services to adolescents who are pregnant and parenting.
  • Increase knowledge about sexual issues and realities of pregnancy.

TMPH social workers and outreach nurses work directly with teens on education about sexually transmitted infections and birth control, as well as counseling and access to services.