Oklahoma has third highest teen birth rate in nation

Oklahoma is one of the states with the highest teen birth rate in the U.S. A partnership of organizations has been fighting for years to bring those numbers down. There’s that phrase–Knowledge is power, and Thrive, a public private collaboration, says that giving teens information is a major factor in a decline in Oklahoma’s teen birth rate.

Seeking organizations to join Innovation Cohort

Thrive is currently soliciting proposals from community organizations that would like to participate. Selected organizations will be guided through a process of creating innovative, equitable, and sustainable strategies and projects that empower and equip caregivers.

Teen pregnancy reduced in Oklahoma County, work continues

An Oklahoma County mission announced a major reduction in teen pregnancy rates Wednesday.Thrive is a sexual health collective for youth, founded as a mission in 2015 with the mission of teaching teens about their bodies and pregnancy prevention.“Oklahoma has the third highest teen birth rate in the country, which means that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the developed world,” CEO of Thrive Laura Lang said.

Trio of bills aim to modernize OK sex education

Oklahoma does not have required sex education in schools, and across the state what is offered in most schools is far from expert considered comprehensive. But a trio of bills making their way through the state legislature may help bring Oklahoma’s sex ed in some cases into the 21st century.