Place Matters Video and Discussion Guides: New Tools to Spark Conversations about the Social Determinants of Teen Pregnancy

Where teens live, learn, work, and play influence their sexual decision making and risk of teen pregnancy. Many teens live in communities where unemployment may be high, violence and substance use present, and housing conditions poor. However, there are also protective factors, such as goal-setting, family, friends, school, and resources designed to empower teens. Parents, schools, youth serving providers, community members, and teens themselves all play a role in promoting healthy teen decision making and preventing teen pregnancy.

JSI’s 2015 Thought Leaders

As professors at schools ranging from Harvard University to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, JSI experts share the experience they’ve gained in the field and the office with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, demonstrating practical applications for the students’ technical and theoretical foundations in public health.