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Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College: Online Lessons

Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College: Online Lessons

Helping students prevent pregnancy is an important, but often overlooked, part of the completion agenda. In fact, 61% of women who have children after enrolling in commu­nity college fail to finish their degree, which is 65% higher than the rate for those who didn’t have children. You may think, “By the time they arrive at college, students already know everything about how to prevent pregnancy.” Indeed, most students themselves think they have all the information they need as well.  However, research shows that myths, misinformation, and magical thinking are all too common among young adults when it comes to preventing unplanned pregnancy. The three lessons in Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College can help students address information gaps and take action to prevent... Show More
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