Evaluation of BUtiful: an Internet pregnancy prevention intervention for older teenage women in New Orleans, Louisiana : findings from an innovative teen pregnancy prevention program : final impact report for Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, August 31, 2015, updated November 11, 2015
Internet pregnancy prevention intervention for older teenage women in New Orleans, Louisiana and Evaluation of ESIHLE
While unintended teen pregnancy (UTP) rates have been declining in the U.S., they remain high for minority and economically disadvantaged women. The rate of UTP is 5 times higher for women living in poverty than women in the highest socio-economic level and youth in New Orleans. UTPs and STIs have individual and societal consequences. Many older adolescents have not received essential knowledge and skills to protect themselves against UTP and STIs. Half of UTPs occur among women who use contraception inconsistently or incorrectly, suggesting an ongoing need for teens to obtain factual education regarding sexual intercourse and contraception. Prevention programs that young women may have had access to are mostly school-based and provided at younger ages. A prevention program that uses digital media could provide a model for UTP programs that can be conveniently disseminated to older teens in various settings and would assure standardization of the content, provide flexibility of delivery and be appealing to youthful audiences. Be yoU, Talented, Informed, Fearless, Uncompromised, and Loved (BUtiful) is an internet-delivered pregnancy prevention intervention that was developed with funding from Office of Adolescent Health award to implement and rigorously evaluate new and innovative programs to prevent teen pregnancy, especially within high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations.
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