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'Pregnant' boy ad aims to curb teen pregnancy
Oh boy! A new campaign is stirring up conversation about teen health and pregnancy.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM
The city of Chicago's Department of Public Health wants to get kids and their parents talking about teen pregnancy
and how to prevent it. And they want to convince teens that unplanned teen pregnancy
is not just an issue for girls to deal with. They have accomplished both goals with their new provocative ad campaign
that features pregnant teen boys.
Take a look:
The ads are currently displayed on public transit buses, trains, platforms and bus shelters in Chicago. And they have already ready sparked quite a bit of conversation on social media pages.
According to a recent report
from the Chicago's Department of Public Health, "Births in Chicago
," Chicago's teen birth rate decreased 33 percent, but it's still one of the highest in the nation.
"Improving the health and well-being of our youth is a key component in our comprehensive effort to make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation," said CDPH Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair. "These ads work to increase education and awareness which will in turn help reduce the number of teenage pregnancies in Chicago."
What do you think of Chicago's "Unexpected" campaign?
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