Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The Tulsa Health Department’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) specializes in empowering young adults to make proud and responsible decisions, as well as educating them about the outcomes associated with sexual activity.
Since 2011, PREP has specialized in empowering young people to make proud and responsible decisions, as well as educating them about the risks associated with sexual activity. PREP staff facilitate evidence-based and medically accurate sexual health curricula (sex education) to students in middle and high schools in Tulsa County. The goal of the program is to prevent teen births and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. PREP works with schools in Tulsa County to influence behavior change and increase education.
Young people who receive medically accurate sexual health education make safer decisions about things like school, relationships, and being involved in their communities. In short, they can see and plan for a brighter and more meaningful future, which contributes to the overall health of Tulsa County. The curricula focus on the prevention of pregnancy, STIs, HIV while emphasizing communication, negotiation, and refusal skills. Lessons also cover healthy relationships, affirmative consent, and the social pressures that influence sexual behavior.
All the curricula taught by PREP staff has demonstrated effectiveness through rigorous scientific evaluations. To learn more, visit the teen pregnancy prevention evidence review here.
Reducing Teen Birth Rate in Tulsa County
PREP collaborates intensively with community partners like Amplify Youth Health Collective and Youth Services of Tulsa to provide Tulsa County youth with the education and information necessary to make healthy choices and to positively change their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs when it comes to sexual activity and high-risk behaviors. This sustained effort has contributed to a decrease in the teen birth rate in Tulsa County of over 50% in the last 10 years. More extensive data is available from Healthy Teens OK.
PREP Parent Toolkit
Clinic Services for Teens
Good news! If you’re a teen looking for birth control, condoms or STD testing, you’re in the right place! Youth 19 and under (that’s you!) can receive confidential sexual and reproductive health care.
Central Regional, James O. Goodwin, North Regional, and the Sand Springs Health Center locations are accepting appointments for family planning services for all clients including teens. Teens can call 918-582-9355 and schedule an appointment at one of the mentioned locations to receive family planning/STD services. Parental consent not required to make appointment. Visit Family Planning for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your child’s school may be offering an evidence-based curriculum to students. Parents, guardians, and caregivers often have lots of questions about how the program works. Click the questions below to view answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how PREP works in schools.
Additionally, you may complete this form to contact us directly.