Dr. Michael A. Carrera

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Dr. Carrera has implemented 50 adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in more than 20 states

Dr. Michael A. Carrera is Thomas Hunter Professor Emeritus of Health Sciences at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In 2013, Dr. Carrera was named Vice President, Adolescence Division of the Children’s Aid Society. He began his teaching career in 1959 at a junior high school in the Bronx. Since 1970, Dr. Carrera has directed the Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy Prevention programs for The Children’s Aid Society in New York and founded the current evidence-based, award-winning Children’s Aid Society’s Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CAS-Carrera) in 1984.

Dr. Carrera's first book Sex: The Facts, The Acts and Your Feelings has been translated into l7 languages. His two books Sexual Health for Men: Your A to Z Guide and Sexual Health For Women: Your A to Z Guide are widely used by health services and child care agencies.  Another book, The Language of Sex, is a high school and college-age resource book.  His latest book is Working with Teens when the Topic is Hope: Lessons for Lifeguards.

Dr. Carrera has served as President of the Board of Directors of The Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) from 1978-1982, and as President of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), 1978-1979.

He has received many awards for his life’s work to eradicate teen pregnancy, including Advocates for Youth’s Supernova Award, The Robin Hood Foundation’s Hero Award, The Child Welfare League of America’s Florence Crittenton Award, Planned Parenthood’s Mary Lee Tatum Award, and American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists’ Award for Distinguished Service in Sexuality Education.

Through his work at the National Adolescent Sexuality Training Center for The Children's Aid Society, he has designed and helped implement 50 long-term, holistic, adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in 20 states throughout the country..