Youth Development Intervention Aims At Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Risk

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According to a report of a clinical trial published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a group of teenage girls took part in a youth development intervention to reduce high-risk pregnancy among adolescents.

Renee E. Sieving, R.N., Ph.D., F.S.A.H.M., of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues evaluated sexual risk behaviors and results with a 24-month follow-up survey. The 24-month follow-up concludes increase usage of contraceptives among teenage girls, more family connectedness, and confidence in saying "no" to unwanted sex.

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Chris Blackwood is the founder of Helping Neighbourhoods Implement Change, a social enterprise that offers transformational mentoring to help change the lives of at-risk youth within the Canadian society.

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