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Act 943 - Unplanned Pregnancies

House Bill No. 1534, passed by the Arkansas Legislature and signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson during the 2015 Legislative Session, directs colleges and universities to address the prevention of unintended pregnancies among older unmarried teens.

Facts obtained from the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy:

  • Arkansas has the highest rates of teen birth in the nation.
  • 61% of female students who have children after enrolling in college do not finish their education.

Watch a video provided by the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy.

Resources

Arkansas Department of Health

http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/familyHealth/WomensHealth/Pages/default.aspx

Bedsider

https://www.bedsider.org/

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

http://www.aspsf.org/

In addition to the resources provided on this page, there are pamphlets available in the Student Union that provide information about preventing an unplanned pregnancy.