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Let's continue to #BreakBarriers for women & girls worldwide! #TalkFP #WheresTheFP

Anyone, anywhere can be empowered by access to #contraception if they so choose. Thank you @bobmarley for the wise words. #TGIFP #WherestheFP

#TBT to this vintage ad! #Contraception has been around for a LONG time, but so many lack access, so #WheresTheFP?!

We love condoms & all other forms of contraception! They allow millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

Learn Emma's story on family, education, & following your dreams. More here: https://t.co/TyGjT6be8d #youthvoices #ActOn2250

We're keeping #youth center stage. Our #AssibiEtSalifou comic in #WestAfrica reaches young people to talk #SRHR: https://t.co/LDcnM6HLFD

We are pleased to announce the 2018 joint statement on the definition of competent maternal & newborn health professionals during #childbirth https://t.co/Rp9dTNRyRI #SRHR #MNH #SDGs in partnership with @HRPresearch @WHO @UNFPA @UNICEF @world_midwives @ICNurses @IPAWorldorg

Making progress toward gender equality is everybody’s business. Learn how we, in partnership w/ @eu_eeas @EU_Commission & @ilo are promoting women's economic empowerment in #G7 countries: https://t.co/w5HAqlfB3V v @Empower_Women #WeEmpower

.@nealmyrick of @Tableau “#Data is about people. It’s about informing people to help them make better decisions” #DevexWorld

#OnThisDay in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday.

Her powerful voice continues to inspire us all to fight all forms of discrimination & racism. #TuesdayThoughts

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The Americas

The unintended pregnancy rate in the United States is significantly higher than in many other developed countries. Currently, about half (51%) of the 6.6 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended. Unintended pregnancies among adolescents are particularly high in Texas. Today, Texas teens are less likely than their national peers to use condoms, oral contraceptives, or any other method of contraception during sexual intercourse. Each year, more than 76,000 Texas girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant, giving the state the third highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States. Despite these growing numbers, many public schools in Texas teach an abstinence-only curriculum, leaving a large number of teens without the sexual and reproductive health information they desperately need.

EngenderHealth is working to change this. In Travis County, where the teen pregnancy rate exceeds that of the state’s, we work directly with young people between the ages of 14 and 16 who are at a high risk of becoming teen parents. And in both Austin and Dallas, we are partnering with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to educate young people about how traditional gender norms and intimate partner violence can influence their risk of pregnancy. Our work in Texas equips teens with the tools they need to make smart decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and to determine their own futures.

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