TITLE

Evaluation of an educational program to prevent adolescent pregnancy

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell-DiCenso, Alba; Thomas, B. Helen
PUB. DATE
June 1997
SOURCE
Health Education & Behavior;Jun97, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p300
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Evaluates the effectiveness of a school-based sex education program in decreasing the rates of sexual intercourse, improving birth control use and decreasing the incidence of pregnancies among teenagers. Program description and evaluation instruments; Number of students eligible for entry into the study and preprogram characteristics.
ACCESSION #
9710051426

 

Related Articles

  • Interventions to reduce unintended pregnancies among adolescents: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. DiCenso, Alba; Guyatt, Gordon; Willan, A; Griffith, L // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/15/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7351, p1426 

    Objective To review the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies aimed at delaying sexual intercourse, improving use of birth control, and reducing incidence of unintended pregnancy in adolescents. Data sources 12 electronic bibliographic databases, 10 key journals, citations of relevant...

  • A sexual health time bomb that needs to be defused. Shah, Shandip; Shah, Ketan // British Journal of Nursing;6/11/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p658 

    In this article the authors discuss high rates of teenage pregnancies and a high incidence of sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers in Great Britain. They are critical of an apparent inability of parents and medical professionals to provide British teenagers with proper sexual education...

  • Too soon, too sorry. Gleick, Elizabeth; Reed, Susan // People;10/24/94, Vol. 42 Issue 17, p52 

    Focuses on results of a poll by `People' magazine which found that sex education prevents ignorance, but does not prevent pregnancy. Statistics on sexual intercourse among teen 18 years old and younger; Attitudes toward teenage pregnancy; Feelings about the right to abortion; Other findings.

  • Clear, Consistent Messages Help Deter Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds. Gewertz, Catherine // Education Week;06/06/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 39, p5 

    Reports on the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy's study that outlines several tactics in deterring adolescent sex and pregnancy in the United States. Sex and HIV education programs that can delay the onset of sexual activity by teenagers; Effectiveness of abstinence programs.

  • Understanding the Impact of Effective Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs. Frost, Jennifer J.; Forrest, Jacqueline Darroch // Family Planning Perspectives;Sep/Oct95, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p188 

    A review of five rigorously evaluated adolescent pregnancy prevention programs shows that all five incorporate an emphasis on abstinence or delay of sexual initiation, training in decision-making and negotiation skills, and education on sexuality and contraception. Four of the five directly or...

  • How Shakespeare lowers teen birth rates in Europe. Gardner, Marilyn // Christian Science Monitor;1/27/99, Vol. 91 Issue 42, p14 

    Discusses the broad-based approach to adolescent sexual behavior and responsibility that European countries are taking. How the United States teenage birth rate compares to other countries; How sex-education in school is reinforced outside of school in Europe; How they prepare older adolescents...

  • LARCs recommended over Pill for teenagers.  // Practice Nurse;7/10/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p7 

    The article focuses on a 2009 announcement from British professor John Guillebaud which was made at a conference of the Royal College of Nursing Practice Nurse Association. In the announcement Guillebaud suggested that British nurse practitioners should be prescribing more long acting reversible...

  • Encouraging teens to wait. Persinger, Ryanne // Charlotte Post;5/12/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 35, p1B 

    The article discusses pregnancy prevention among teenagers. It points out that while preventing teen pregnancy has to be a community effort, it should start with the family since parents are the ones that children listen to first and most often. It cites a Youth Risk Behavior Survey by the...

  • The teenager and contraception. Walling, Martyn // Pulse;8/16/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 33, p24 

    Considers issues facing general practitioners in helping teenagers prevent pregnancy. Establishment of trust; Prescription of contraception to teenage girls; Relevant research on teenage sexual education; Methods of contraception.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics