A school-, hospital- and university-based adolescent pregnancy prevention program. A cooperative design for service and research

L. S. Zabin, J. B. Hardy, R. Street, T. M. King

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Abstract

Based upon prior service and research findings, a program was designed to reduce the incidence of early childbearing among a high-risk, inner-city junior and senior high school population. Combining a strong research design with medical and educational service in a school- and clinic-based program, the project team sought to develop a replicable model the individual components of which could be evaluated against baseline data collected from 1,709 male and female students before the program began. This paper reports levels of sexual activity, contraceptive use and pregnancy in the student population, using data from anonymous, self-administered questionnaires, and outlines the program's objectives and major features. It also suggests variables that can be used in the measurement of program impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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