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Type Journal Article - Health care for women international
Title Effects of a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Volume 35
Issue 7-9
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 845-858
URL http://www.popline.org/node/628295
Researchers aimed to determine the effects of a teenage pregnancy
(TP) prevention program for 816 high school students attending
16 KwaZulu-Natal, South African schools through a randomized
control trial. Data were collected at baseline and at the 8-month
follow-up in 2009. Results were calculated using multivariate analyses
of program effects employing Mplus 6, and indicated signifi-
cantly healthier attitudes, including intentions to abstain from sex
whilst at school, plans to communicate with partners about teenage
pregnancy, and increased reports of condom use. Researchers thus
provide some support for the effectiveness of a TP prevention program
that should be further strengthened in a comprehensive approach
that includes schools and families.

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