Washington DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2001. 26 p.
Kirby, Douglas
This is a summary of the book: "Emerging Answers," that provides a review of research based information aimed at helping communities make good decisions about preventing teen pregnancy. This review offers practitioners and policymakers the latest information on "what works" to prevent teen pregnancy. It examines research on a wide range of programs, including curriculum-based sexuality and abstinence education for teens and pre-teens, sex education for parents, contraceptive and family planning clinics and programs, early childhood programs, youth development and service learning programs, community-based and multiple-component initiatives. It outlines some facts that explain why communities must remain vigilant about teen pregnancy, childbearing, and STDs, outlines the criteria for including studies in this review, discusses some of the antecedents of teen sexual risk-taking, and, finally summarizes the findings of the research review and their implications for communities.
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