Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition.She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine.The hot line goes beyond pregnancy to also offer teens a place to discuss other issues such as suicide.
“The peer counselors at Teen Lifeline made me feel safe and secure, something that I hadn’t felt in years.
Staff are also willing to answer questions about what it takes to raise a baby and can offer advice geared toward teen boys who have gotten their girlfriends pregnant.
The American Pregnancy Hotline website offers a wealth of additional information to pregnant teens and their partners.
The hot line is staffed by people able to answer emergency medical questions about pregnancy and direct teen girls to the health care center nearest their home.
The website offers even more comprehensive information, including how to confirm a suspected pregnancy.