You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
Effectiveness of Prevention Programs for Adolescent Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis
Cynthia Franklin, Darlene Grant, Jacqueline Corcoran, Pamela O'Dell Miller and Linda Bultman
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 59, No. 3 (Aug., 1997), pp. 551-567
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353945
Page Count: 17
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Birth control, Human sexual behavior, Adolescents, Posttests, Pregnancy, Pregnancy rate, Teen pregnancy, Meta analysis, Pretests, Sex education
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Preview not available
Using meta-analysis, we analyzed 32 outcome studies on the primary prevention of adolescent pregnancy and examined several moderator variables in relationship to the findings. Three outcome variables—sexual activity, contraceptive use, and pregnancy rates or childbirths—were analyzed as three separate and independent meta-analyses. Results indicate that the pregnancy prevention programs that we examined have no effect on the sexual activity of adolescents. We found sufficient evidence to support the efficacy of pregnancy prevention programs for increasing use of contraceptives. A smaller but significant amount of evidence supports program effectiveness in reducing pregnancy rates.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1997 National Council on Family Relations