Challenging the Evidence Base: The Impact of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curricula on Disconnected Youth

by Larra Marra; Monica Faulkner; Tania Jordanova

Nov 1, 2015

Rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are substantially higher for youth in foster care, juvenile detention, homeless shelters and substance use rehabilitation facilities. However, these "disconnected youth" face multiple barriers in accessing sexual health information. This study uses data from a multi-site federally funded project to examine the usefulness and effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention evidence based programs (EBPs) with youth in high risk settings

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