ERIC Number: ED250409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Review of Interventions in the Field of Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy. Preliminary Report.
Dryfoos, Joy G.
This report presents an overview of programs that may have a potential for prevention of teenage pregnancy. The report starts with a summary of expert opinions on the dimensions of and solutions to the problem and then describes several relatively successful programs. Following this is an overview of interventions with an analysis of program outcomes and costs (including cost per birth). Prevention programs in three areas are then discussed: (1) sex education and information services, (2) contraceptive services, and (3) programs that enhance life options such as education and employment. The implications of each type of program are assessed. Specific interventions with high priority are outlined in four key areas: school involvement, coalitions, media, and family involvement. A final section considers research requirements. Appended in chart form is a typology of interventions that may prevent teen pregnancy. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A