Higher Education

Population Left Behind

Even though 18-19 year olds account for nearly 75% of teen pregnancies in South Carolina, very few prevention efforts are aimed at this age group.1 In fact, many older teens report that the last time they received any formal sex education was early in high school.

Approximately 61% of community college students who have children after enrollment do not finish their education.2

It's Not Too Late

College campuses are a great place for young people to continue to learn about sex, healthy relationships, and preventing STIs/HIV and pregnancy. Use our resources to positively contribute to the college experience by empowering students to make healthy decisions regarding their bodies and their futures.

SC Campaign emPOWERed Model

Find out how colleges and universities can help students reduce unintended pregnancies through public awareness, education, events and support services.

Learn more about how higher education can provide young people with resources to make smarter decisions regarding their sexual health.

  1. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (2016). Division of Biostatistics, Office of Public Health and Information Systems; Teen Pregnancy Statistics.
  2. Briefly: Relationships and Contraceptive Use Among Community College Students (2011). The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Retrieved from National Campaign.org on January 26, 2015