A Strategy to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in South Carolina

New Morning Foundation was created to reduce unplanned pregnancies among a generation of young South Carolinians. Our two-decade strategy reflects our deep commitment to making a lasting impact on sexual and reproductive health education and clinical services for all South Carolinians of reproductive age.

Decade One Strategy: Years 1-10

We spent much of the first decade researching, developing and implementing an interventional teen pregnancy prevention model for use in high schools. The research-based model is affordable and can be widely replicated. It’s been implemented and independently assessed for effectiveness in six high school test sites in two regions of South Carolina.

Decade Two Strategy: Years 11-20

We’re using the outcomes and knowledge of the first decade to drive sustainable, systemic change in South Carolina with a key shift: our mission has broadened from South Carolinians age 30 or younger to serving all South Carolinians of reproductive age. In the second decade, we expect to markedly improve access to sexual and reproductive health education, counseling, and clinical services.

Strategic Areas - Second Decade

    • Reduce unintended pregnancies among women of reproductive age
    • Increase education about contraception for women and men of all ages in South Carolina
    • Increase education about contraception for women and men of all ages in South Carolina
    • Increase healthcare providers’ knowledge about research and best practices for contraception, including the implant and IUDs.
  • What the experts say

    Sexual reproductive health isn’t just a private matter, it’s a social issue. I don’t think there’s a more important issue facing our youth today."

    • Beth Richardson
    • Board Chair, New Morning Foundation
      Attorney