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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: A Practitioner's Guide Robert Hughes, Jr. & Dalauna Sutton Department of Family Relations and Human Development Ohio State University Extension present a report on the most effective teen pregnancy prevention programs Campaign For Our Children Media campaign designed to prevent teen pregnancy. This site includes statistics, information about responsible sexuality, birth control and the National Teen Pregnancy Clock
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy And Parenthood This is an overview of two related reports that describe, respectively, recent research findings regarding adolescent sexual and fertility behavior and intervention programs aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in the United States Teenage Pregnancy Links to resources from New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
Teen Parents Articles about teen pregnancy and parenting from the Welfare Information Network NOAPPP The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPPP), the only national membership organization focused exclusively on these three issues, was formed in 1979 by individuals with an interest in adolescents who wanted a strong national umbrella for their efforts
Teenage Pregnancy and a Healthy Lifestyle A fact sheet from the Ohio State University Extension Service RECAPP Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and health educators will find up-to-date, evaluated program materials to help with their work with teens
Alan Guttmacher Institute Youth: Latest statistics on pregnancy, sexual activity and contraceptive use Nutritional Needs of the Pregnant Adolescent General information about adolescent pregnancy as well as nutritional requirements
Depression and unintended pregnancy in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: a cohort study Psychological maladjustments after abortion are significantly associated with a history of depression. It has been suggested that prior psychological state is equally predictive of subsequent depression among women with unintended pregnancies regardless of whether they abort or carry to term. To examine this hypothesis we examined the National Longitudinal Study of Youth begun in 1979 with a nationwide cohort of 12,686 American youths aged 14-21 National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy The Campaign's goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005
A Resource Guide to Best Practices in Pregnant and Parenting Teen Programs A guide to several promising approaches - many are school based Putting What Works To Work A project of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy funded, in part, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through PWWTW, the Campaign will translate research on teen pregnancy prevention and related issues into user-friendly materials for practitioners, policymakers, and advocates
U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics With Comparative Statistics For Women Aged 20-24 The data in these tables come from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (number of births); The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI--total number of abortions); the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (age distribution of women obtaining abortions); and the U.S. Bureau of the Census (population estimates) Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Every year about 900,000 young women in the United States (one in ten) aged 15 to 19 become pregnant. Although the U.S. teen birth rate has declined each of the last five years, it is still the highest in the industrialized world. In 1996 alone there were 11,148 births to girls under the age of 15, and in that year one quarter of all teen births were not first births
The Effects of Substance Abuse on the Children of Adolescent Mothers A study of 248 adolescent mothers found that in the six months prior to pregnancy 60% smoked cigarettes, 57% drank alcohol, 32% smoked marijuana, and 3.6% reported cocaine use Youth Development and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Youth development approaches are a natural enhancement of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs. A youth development approach that tries to motivate young people to think of their own future, their self worth, and their potential can affect a range of behaviors, not just one type of risk.
Teenage Pregnancy High teen birth rates are an important concern because teen mothers and their babies face increased risks to their health, and their opportunities to build a future are diminished The Association of Foster Care or Kinship Care With Adolescent Sexual Behavior and First Pregnancy A history of living in either foster or kinship care is a marker for high-risk sexual behaviors, and the risk is comparable in both out-of-home living arrangements. Recognition of these risks may enable health care providers to intervene with high-risk youth to prevent early initiation of sexual intercourse and early pregnancy


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