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Reducing teenage and unintended pregnancies through client-centered and family-focused school-based family planning programs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9640009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Achievement of the national health goal to reduce teenage and unintended pregnancies through family planning requires a holistic approach to primary prevention. Building upon Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Being, Orem's Self-Care Theory, and Rosenstack's Health Belief Model, a client-centered and family-focused school-based family planning program is proposed as a means to achieve the health goal. FNPs play a pivotal role in development and successful implementation of such a program.
Family planning has been identified as a national priority for reducing the numbers of teenage and unintended pregnancies, as well as for improving health promotion and disease prevention. Particular target populations for teen pregnancies are Black and Hispanic women aged 15-19, while all reproductive-age Black women can be targeted for reductions in the number of unintended pregnancies. National baseline data for 1988 indicate that 56% of pregnancies in the previous 5 years were unintended, either unwanted or earlier than desired. 78% of those reported unintended pregnancies were to Black women. An holistic approach to primary prevention is needed in order to reduce the incidence of such pregnancies through family planning. Building upon Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings, Orem's Self-Care Theory, and Rosenstack's Health Belief Model, a client-centered and family-focused school-based family planning program is proposed. Family nurse practitioners play an important role in the development and implementation of such programs.
L S Porter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0882-5963     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-14     Completed Date:  1998-07-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-63     Citation Subset:  IM; J; N    
Florida International University, North Miami 33181, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Family Planning Services*
Patient Education as Topic*
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Pregnancy, Unwanted*
School Health Services*
School Nursing*
United States

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