KP West LA continues its commitment to educating teens and their parents about pregnancy consequences and prevention, birth control options, and sexually-transmitted diseases with its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar on Oct. 1. It’s a four-hour seminar that has been hosted for local teens between the ages of 13 and 16 by KP West LA, twice a year since 2002. The seminar typically has about 80 attendees, and is open to the public.
“Whether or not our teens are having sex, they are being exposed to sex at a younger age though media and overall societal changes,” said Raveen Gogia, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology at KP West LA who is the physician in charge of the seminar. “I think it is really important to target larger groups of teens and provide education about contraception options and consequences of STDs."
Attendees of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar also watch an Educational Theater performance called “What Goes Around,” which focuses on STD prevention, and unwanted pregnancy. Students then get separated from their parents and are brought to another room where they can take part in a Q&A session, where they are invited to ask any questions they may have about the topics when their parents are not around.
The seminar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KP West LA Medical Center, 6041 Cadillac Avenue in Los Angeles. The seminar will be held in the Basement Conference Room. Call (323) 857-4233 to register. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public but space is limited, so please register in advance.Click here for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar Flyer.