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Federal and State goals and objectives

Federal Goals

FEDERAL GOAL #1: To reduce the rate of pregnancy to females aged 15 to 17. The state’s objective is to reduce the pregnancy rate among females 15 to 17 years of age by 1.3 per 1,000 annually.

FEDERAL GOAL #2: To reduce the proportion of adolescents aged 17 and younger who have engaged in sexual intercourse. The state objective is to reduce by 1.5 percent annually the percentage of ninth (9th) through 12th graders who have engaged in sexual activity.

FEDERAL GOAL #3: To reduce the incidence of youth aged 15 to 19 who have contracted selected sexually transmitted diseases. The state objective is to reduce by 150 per 100,000 annually the rate of females 15 to 19 years of age diagnosed with selected STDs – Gonorrhea, Syphilis or Chlamydia.

FEDERAL GOAL #4: To reduce the rate of births to females aged 15 to 17. The state objective is to reduce by 1.3 per 1,000 annually the rate of births to teens 15 to 17 years of age.

State Goals

STATE GOAL #1: To increase the number of males participating in abstinence education and abstinence promoting activities. The objective is to increase by 15 percent annually the number of males participating in abstinence education and abstinence-promoting activities.

STATE GOAL #2: To increase the number of parents and significant adults participating in abstinence-only education and abstinence-promoting activities. The objective is to increase by 12 percent annually the number of parents and significant adults participating in abstinence only education and abstinence-promoting activities.

STATE GOAL #3: Increase community commitment and support for abstinence-only education and abstinence-promoting activities. The objective is to increase by 17 annually the number of local programs and agencies expressing commitment to abstinence-only education and abstinence promoting activities.

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