Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Features Pregnant Boys

Chicago Department of Public Health hopes to spark discussion with new campaign

Wednesday, May 15, 2013  |  Updated 9:24 AM CDT
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Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Features Pregnant Boys

Chicago Department of Public Health

Watch out for these ads on and around local public transportation.

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The Chicago Department of Public Health is taking a unique approach in its efforts to help reduce teenage pregnancy.

The new "Unexpected" campaign features pictures of teenage boys who appear to be pregnant, and is designed to instill the idea that teen parenthood is not just a girl's responsibility.

The ads are currently displayed on city buses, trains, platforms and bus shelters.

CDPH officials say Chicago's teen birth rate has decreased 33 percent, but sill remains one of the highest in the nation, 150 percent higher than the national average.

Chicago teens looking for information and resources concerning sex, relationships and contraception are urged to visit BeYouBeHealthy.org and Sexedloop.com.

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