Pregnancy Free Club

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About This Program

Target Population: Parenting teens age 14 to 19 years old who attend an alternative high school for pregnant and parenting students and their children up to 5 years old

Brief Description

The Pregnancy Free Club (PFC) was created to help reduce repeat pregnancies in parenting teens and is a collaborative project between a public health agency and an alternative school. Public Health Nurses meet monthly with parenting teens who voluntarily submit a urine-pregnancy test. They complete a questionnaire which is used to determine health and social service needs. An incentive is provided to all participants. Each school year, the data regarding the pregnancy tests and questionnaires are analyzed. This data illustrates the importance for ongoing nursing support and interventions that are integrated into a school environment.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Pregnancy Free Club are:

  • Prevent repeat pregnancies in the adolescent parent population
  • Promote healthy relationships that are safe and abuse free
  • Assure teen parents receive information and resources necessary to access appropriate healthcare
  • Provide information about all contraceptive methods, including abstinence
  • Assure teen parents are aware of their risks for sexually transmitted infection
  • Provide referral to pregnancy option counseling, in the event of a positive pregnancy
  • Assure safe and confidential pregnancy testing
  • Support participants in achievement of their high school diploma
  • Assure parenting education is accessible
  • Provide social service resources as needed

Contact Information

Molly Snuggerud, RN, PHN
Title: Family Health Manager
Agency/Affiliation: City of Bloomington – Public Health Division
Phone: (952) 563-8910
Fax: (952) 563-8997

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2013