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Harnessing technology for adolescent health promotion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18605654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sexually active adolescents are at risk for unintended pregnancy. Teen pregnancies can be prevented by consistent use of birth control, such as oral contraceptives. However, many teens forget their daily doses and eventually stop using oral contraceptives altogether. Teen pregnancies are more likely to be medically complicated and can adversely impact the teen, her child, and their community. Cell-phone use is becoming widespread, and teen cell-phone users frequently use text messaging. We describe a study in which we use cell-phone text-messaging technology in a novel way: we provide daily oral contraceptive dosing reminders and educational messages and evaluate oral contraceptive continuation at 6 months. We will use the information we obtain to develop specific, practice-based interventions to improve reproductive health programs and policies.
Paula M Castaño; Raquel Andrés Martínez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1934-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  Adolesc Med State Art Rev     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101314248     Medline TA:  Adolesc Med State Art Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-6, xiii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services*
Cellular Phone*
Contraception Behavior
Family Planning Services*
Health Promotion*
New York City
Organizational Case Studies
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data

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