Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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What Factors Lead Young People to Take Sexual Risks?
Researchers study how a young person's history can be used to predict--and prevent--unhealthy sexual behaviors in the future.

A student reads text messages on her smart phone.

Do Youth Engage in Text Messages Added to a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program?
After creating a text message library with youth, researchers investigate youth engagement over time with a text message component added to an evidence-based teen pregnancy program.

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New Online Community Aims to Support Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts
The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently launched The Exchange, a new online community for teen pregnancy prevention professionals.

A teenager with her parents.

What Characteristics of Latino Parents Affect Their Communication with Teens About Sexual Health?
Learn how parental characteristics like expertise and trustworthiness affect parent-child conversations about sex.

A young mom bottle feeding her baby.

Are Educational Factors Linked to Better Birth Outcomes for Teen Moms?
Learn about the impact of academic performance and educational aspiration on infants' birth weight and gestational age.

A young Native American boy.

What Impacts Native American Middle Schoolers’ Decisions to Have Sex?
Researchers examine the role of factors at the individual, family, and peer levels.

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Help Prevent Reproductive Coercion by Screening Youth for Dating Violence
We've compiled three screening tools that can help you identify youth in unhealthy relationships.

A young woman talking online.

#NCFYtalk Recap: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for Runaway, Homeless, and Foster Care Youth
Here are some of the highlights of the Twitter chat we co-hosted with the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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Q&A: Building the Evidence Base for Pregnancy Prevention Among System-Involved Youth
Janene Fluhr from the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy shares her thoughts on a report evaluating the POWER Through Choices program.

An African American young woman reading her smartphone.

Do Urban African American Youth Find Sexual Health Information Online?
Learn what drives young people to the Internet and what information they search for online.


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