ERIC Number: ED294098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teen-Age Pregnancies: Can We Afford Not To Prevent Them?
Bustos, Patrick D.
State Legislative Report, v12 n10 Dec 1987
This document reviews three teenage pregnancy prevention strategies which were selected because of their easy access to teenagers and to illustrate the cost of implementation. After a discussion of the high cost of teenage pregnancy, the role of the state legislatures is described. Accessibility and acceptability are cited as two important considerations for legislatures considering programs. Schools are noted to be good places to start prevention activities since they provide a captive audience. The three prevention strategies discussed are family life education, school-based health clinics, and community-based prevention programs. A specific example of each is provided. Policy implications of each type are discussed. Evaluations of each type of program in the areas of cost, accessibility to at-risk teenagers, and expected impact are described; a table provides ratings of the three program types. References are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Costs, Early Parenthood, Health Services, High Risk Persons, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, School Role, Secondary Education, State Legislation, State Programs
National Conference of State Legislatures, Marketing, 1050 17th Street, Suite 2100, Denver, CO 80265 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.