Evaluation of a pregnancy prevention program for urban teenagers

L. S. Zabin, M. B. Hirsch, E. A. Smith, R. Streett, J. B. Hardy

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In this article, we report on a school-based program for the primary prevention of pregnancy among inner-city adolescents that was designed and administered by the staff of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The project was carried out with the cooperation of the administrators of four schools in the Baltimore school system - two junior high schools and two senior high schools. The program provided the students attending one of the junior high schools and one of the senior high schools with sexuality and contraceptive services over a period of almost three school years. Students in the remaining two schools received no such services, but provided baseline and end-of-project data, and serve as the control sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalFamily Planning Perspectives
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Zabin, L. S., Hirsch, M. B., Smith, E. A., Streett, R., & Hardy, J. B. (1986). Evaluation of a pregnancy prevention program for urban teenagers. Family Planning Perspectives, 18(3), 119-126. https://doi.org/10.2307/2135344