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Adolescent pregnancy prevention: a review of interventions and programs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10429845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adolescent pregnancy is a significant social concern. Although rates of adolescent pregnancy have decreased in recent years, they are higher than in any other industrialized nation. Adolescent pregnancy increases the risk of negative consequences for mothers and their children. With little theory to guide practice, pregnancy prevention programs have had little success. The most effective programs have extended beyond reproductive health to include life options, such as education and job skills. Future research is needed to understand factors that predispose teens to early childbearing and to develop developmentally and culturally appropriate disincentives to pregnancy. Roles for psychologists are reviewed in program development, evaluation, and implementation.
K Nitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical psychology review     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0272-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Psychol Rev     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-27     Completed Date:  1999-10-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111117     Medline TA:  Clin Psychol Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA 92123, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Participation / methods
Contraceptive Agents / supply & distribution
Family Health
Family Planning Services / methods,  organization & administration
Health Education / methods,  organization & administration
Mental Health Services
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Preventive Health Services / methods*,  organization & administration
Program Development
Public Policy
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents

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