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Public News Service - MT: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

LOGO: Today (Thursday) is the final day of

HELENA, Mont. – Let's have The Talk. For some parents and children, it can be scarier than the scariest Halloween costume. Today is the final day of Let's Talk Month, designated each year to encourage families to discuss sexuality issues all year long. And many parents are reaching out.

PHOTO: April is National STD Awareness Month. Montanans under age 25 are being encouraged to be tested, since many infections have no symptoms. Poster courtesy of CDC

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The under-25 set in Montana is being encouraged to GYT, which stands for "Get Yourself Tested." It's a campaign for April's National STD Awareness Month, encouraging sexually-active young adults to talk with their health-care providers about sexually transmitted diseases - STDs.

PHOTO: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to Montana Kids Count, 10 percent of high school students have experienced dating violence.

HELENA, Mont. - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Montana Kids Count reports that 10 percent of high school students say they have been victims of dating violence. The number goes up when all young people are considered, with one in three saying they have experienced some form of

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - "GYT" is a set of initials most young people know, and although it sounds like it, it has nothing to do with texting. It's a national campaign, "Get Yourself Tested," designed to encourage sexually-active young adults to talk with their health care providers about sexually-trans

BILLINGS, Mont. - Being a parent is a tough job. Being a teen parent can be even tougher, which is why Planned Parenthood of Montana (PPMT) started a new program in Billings called Teen Success. It's designed to help teen-aged girls who are expecting, or already are mothers, to get on track emotiona

HELENA, Mont. - The percentage of births to teen moms has dropped almost a full point in Montana, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a decline which coincides with a new survey from Planned Parenthood which finds that most parents - 82 percent - say they are having some ver

MISSOULA, Mont. - A gentle reminder through Father's Day: It's time to make an appointment for a checkup. That's the message for National Men's Health Week in Montana. Jill Baker, project director with the Montana Men's Clinic at Planned Parenthood of Montana, says the rumors are true that men oft

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Today is the last day of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and Montana must be doing something right. The teen birth rate has declined significantly over the past 15 years, with two in 10 Montana teens becoming pregnant before age 20, while the national rate is three in 10. Jil

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