Reports from TPPP
Teen Pregnancy Rates 2010-2017
Missouri Teen Pregnancy rates by County in Maps and Charts for each year from 2010 to 2017.
St. Louis Area Sex Education: Policies, Practices, Experiences (2019)
The purpose of this evaluation was to update TPPP's knowledge of current sex education policy in St. Louis-area public school districts, and to obtain a youth perspective on sex education practices and experiences. The findings aim to inform TPPP's district-level professional development offerings and policy advocacy in the St. Louis region, and to support community stakeholders' efforts to achieve comprehensive sex education as the standards in all Missouri schools.This report finds widespread disappointment with the sex education received, and a lack of conversation around LGBTQ+ topics, gender identity, and healthy relationships.
Report Summary: St. Louis-Area Sex Education (2019)
This two-pager highlights the key findings in the above review.
Health Disparities and Inequities among Youth in Missouri (2018)
Missouri has higher rates of teen pregnancy, infant mortality, and STDs and STIs than the national average. Awareness and understanding of these public health concerns is critical to guide community stakeholders in the work of decreasing health disparities. This report will define the terms health disparity, health inequity, and social determinant, and explain how these factors impact unintended teen pregnancy, infant mortality, and STDs/STIs among Missouri youth. The information in this report will compare data from the US and MO. Access to healthcare is also addressed as a contributing factor. The final part of this report will discuss how increasing health equity can improve health outcomes in MO.
Moving Beyond the Numbers: Disparities Report Companion (2018)
Comprehensive data reports are vital to identifying disparate health outcomes and points for change, but they do not provide a full picture. This list of tools, tips, and resources can support you in applying the findings in the above disparities report to your own work.
Teen Pregnancy and Adolescent Sexual Health in Missouri: Factors, Trends, and Impact (2018)
Missouri has had a 61% reduction in teen pregnancy rates from its peak year in 1991, with an 8% decrease since 2014. While much progress has been made in the last few decades in reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates, there is still work to be done. This report will address why this work must continue by first outlining the current trends in teen pregnancy and teen births in both the US and MO. It finds that although the teen birth rate has declined, sexual health education is inadequate or inconsistent in many MO school districts, and educators do not have the resources necessary to implement it. It also discusses the complex nature of teen pregnancy as an indicator of individual and community health.
Reports from Others
SIECUS Missouri State Profile (2018)
SIECUS State Profiles provide an overview of federally funded adolescent sexual health promotion and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the United States.
GLSEN National School Climate Survey (2017)
The GLSEN National School Climate Survey looks at the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support their well-being. The survey has consistently indicated that specific school-based supports are related to a safer and more inclusive school climate, including: supportive educators, LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, inclusive and supportive policies, and supportive student clubs, such as Gay-Straight Alliances or Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs). Click here for the Missouri state snapshot.