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Contact: Lori Buttars
Public Information Officer
(801) 399-7114

News Advisory
January 7, 2008

What to Say When the Subject of the Spears Sisters Comes Up
Weber-Morgan Health Department offers talking points for parents on teen pregnancy

What: The Weber-Morgan Health Department is hosting a community conversation and a night of networking for parents. Health educators will address ways parents can talk to their children about the consequences of early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy in light of recent publicity surrounding the announcement that 16-year-old, pre-teen idol Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant.

Where: Weber-Morgan Health Department
477 23rd Street, (corner of 23rd and Adams)
Third-Floor Auditorium

When: January 17, 2008
6 to 7 p.m.

Why: Future Method: “It’s Your Choice” is the Weber-Morgan Heath Department’s community-based abstinence-education program. In 2007, heath educators received a 5-year $3-million dollar grant to develop community outreach programs, designed to help battle the high teenage pregnancy rates in the Weber-Morgan health district.

“Jamie Lynn Spears' recent pregnancy gives parents an opportunity to talk to their kids about the consequences of sexual activity, says health educator Nickee Palacios. “Many parents may feel uncomfortable with this topic and this workshop will provide them with tips and support so they can then go home and have an open conversation with their kids about early sexual activity.”

For more information on the program, call (801) 399-7188. Refreshments will be served and the discussion is free and open to the public.