Megan Barry, on behalf of the Office of Adolescent Health
Child Trends


Thursday May 2, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success

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The Office of Adolescent Health invites you to attend its free webcast - A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success on Thursday, May 2 from 2:00 to 3:00pm ET.

Hear from Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD, an expert in adolescent health and teen pregnancy, about how teen pregnancy outcomes in the United States compare globally, and what we can learn from teen pregnancy prevention efforts abroad. Read more about Dr. Blum below. 

This webcast will kick off a month of activities by OAH for its third annual recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

  • How do adolescent pregnancy and childbearing statistics in the U.S. compare globally?
  • How can we understand teen pregnancy risk?
  • What do we know about effective teen pregnancy prevention?

Dr. Blum will also address some commonly asked questions concerning teen pregnancy prevention.

We invite you to live tweet the event using #TPPGlobal, and also be sure to follow OAH on Twitter at @TeenHealthGov. Contact Megan Barry at with questions or for assistance.


Evelyn Kappeler
Director, Office of Adolescent Health
US Department of Health and Human Services

About Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD

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Dr. Blum is the William H. Gates, Sr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has edited two books, and has written nearly 250 journal articles, book chapters and special reports.

 In July 2007, Dr. Blum was named the Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. He is also a consultant to The World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization.