Teenwise Minnesota supports family planning funding to meet the reproductive health needs of adolescents. Research shows that among sexually active adolescents, knowledge of and access to contraception can successfully reduce adolescent pregnancy. 10 Research also shows that providing adolescents with access to contraceptives does not increase sexual activity. 2
Teenwise Minnesota’s Vision
State subsidized family planning is funded at an adequate level. Access to contraception is available and affordable to sexually active adolescents.
Legislative and Policy Agenda
Through partnership with the State Association of Family Planning coalition (SAFPlan), Teenwise Minnesota will support state funding for subsidized Family Planning Special Projects grants. Teenwise Minnesota will oppose any initiatives that eliminate subsidized family planning or that limit family planning access to adolescents.