ERIC Number: ED456171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs To Reduce Teen Pregnancy.
This report summarizes three bodies of research on teenage pregnancy and programs to reduce the risk of teenage pregnancy. Studies included in this report were completed in 1980 or later, conducted in the United States or Canada, targeted adolescents, employed an experimental or quasi-experimental design, had a sample size of at least 100 in the combined treatment and control group, and measured the impact on sexual or contraceptive behavior, pregnancy, or childbearing. Six chapters focus on: (1) "Making the Case for Prevention Efforts: Adolescent Risk-Taking Behavior and Its Consequences"; (2) "Looking for Reasons Why: The Antecedents of Adolescent Sexual Behavior"; (3) "Assessing the Evidence: Factors Affecting the Strength of Research Results"; (4) "Emerging Answers: The Behavioral Impact of Programs To Reduce Adolescent Sexual Risk-Taking"; (5) "Looking Forward: Conclusions about the State of Research and the Effectiveness of Programs"; and (6) "Bringing It Home: Applying These Research Results in Communities." (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Comprehensive School Health Education, Condoms, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Youth Programs
National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, #200, Washington, DC 20036 ($15). Tel: 202-478-8500; Fax: 202-478-8588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Target Stores/Dayton Hudson Corp.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Risk Reduction; Risk Taking Behavior
Note: Foreword by Sarah Brown. Also supported by the Summit and Turner Foundations.