Life-changing choices at life-defining moments. What would YOU do?
Best of friends throughout high school, three young women support each other through relationship struggles and close calls. This 23-minute video also includes two breaks discussing various contraception methods and the importance of condoms.
Eva moves into her first apartment, navigating life with a boyfriend who isn’t always on the same page
Chela has ended one relationship and gets caught in the heat of the moment with a new acquaintance
Michelle is a single mom getting involved with a colleague who’s a single dad
The story behind the video
An engaging, entertaining path to self-empowerment
In 2020, 158,000 women under the age of 20 gave birth across the United States*, and most of these pregnancies were unplanned. African American and Latina young women experience the highest rates of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
“Plan A” is a 23-minute, entertainment/educational video that was created to be an enjoyable, engaging way to help young women see personal situations that they can relate to, and learn about different birth control methods. By being able to picture themselves in this video and receive matter-of-fact information about contraception, they become better prepared to make strong, healthy choices about their own sexual activity.
“Plan A” is effective
Research into the success of “Plan A” in achieving these goals found that the video was effective in helping young women reduce their risks of unplanned pregnancy. Young women who watched the video increased their STI and HIV testing, became more knowledgeable about contraceptives, better understood their risks for HIV/STI, had unprotected sex less often, and chose more long-acting, reversible contraception methods when they visited health clinics.
Plan A viewers were also more likely to discuss a range of sexual health topics with health care providers.
The video was developed through a grant from the Office of Population Affairs, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about the Plan A video, visit myplana.org
The SKYE Project is supported by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $2,827,824 with 100 percent funded by OPA/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by OPA/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government.