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Prevent Premature Fatherhood (Chilax)

The Prevent Premature Fatherhood program provides comprehensive, evidence-based programming services to teen males ages 12-19 to improve outcomes related to teen fatherhood.  Young men know less than young women about the risk of pregnancy, STD/HIV and birth control methods.  Thanks to funding from the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, over 9,000 young men, parents and community members have participated in this program since its start in 2006.   

Evaluation Report:  2013-2014 Program Evaluation Report, click here.


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Organizations can choose to engage in the 4 part series including facilitated discussions on the following topic areas:  

  •  Healthy Relationships
  •  Passages to Manhood                                                                  
  •  Masculinity & the Media
  •  STI’s & Pregnancy Prevention

Prevent Premature Fatherhood programming can be scheduled for youth at your school, church, or organization. All youth will be provided education, resources and food! Contact 216.201.2001 x1517 to schedule today!


STIs & Pregnancy Prevention

Providing young men with information regarding STI transmission & prevention is a cornerstone of the program and will be provided to all participants who engage in services.  Dialogues explore the male role in reproductive health and the responsibility of becoming a father.  Information given to the young men encourages them to take ownership of their reproductive health.  We provide local resources for where to access reproductive health services and encourage this practice among participants.

Visit our Family Planning Clinic if you want to: 

  • ·         Learn how to lower your risk of STDs and HIV
  • ·         Want to find out where to go for STD testing
  • ·         Want more information about male and female birth control
  • ·         Find out about Emergency Contraception or Plan B

Think that you are okay because you don't have symptoms?
Many STDs don't have any symptoms.

Get Tested.
The Pill does not protect you from STDs.

Click here to visit our Family Planning Clinic page


 Call our clinic at 216-201-2000 ext. 1356 (or press 7) for more information




Related or Community Resources and Links

Call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hotline at 1-800-227-8922 anytime for more information about STDs

Advocates for Youth
Emergency Contraception Website
Go Ask Alice!
I wanna know teen sexual health
National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
Sex Etc.

Contact Information

Angela Newman-White
216-201-2000 ext 1517