May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, making it a great time to promote positive parent-teen communication. Young people are more likely to develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves when they feel connected with their parents.

Teen birth rates continue to decrease nationwide, but the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is substantially higher than in other western industrialized nations. Understanding the risks and knowing the facts is vital in preventing teen pregnancy.

The Mesa County Public Health Clinic, 510 29 1/2 Road, offers comprehensive reproductive health services. Information for parents is also available.

Call (970) 248-6906 to make an appointment Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. – noon.

Walk-ins are also welcome Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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