A clinic-based, youth development approach to teen pregnancy prevention

Renee E. Sieving, Michael D. Resnick, Ann W. Garwick, Linda H. Bearinger, Kara J. Beckman, Jennifer A. Oliphant, Shari Plowman, Kayci R. Rush

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To provide a description of Prime Time, an intervention to reduce pregnancy risk behaviors among high-risk adolescent girls. Methods: Pime Time, a clinic-based, multicomponent youth development intervention aims to reduce sexual risk behaviors, violence involvement,and school disconnection. Results: We highlight key considerations in conceptualization, design, and methods for a Prime Time randomized trial. Conclusions: Prime Time comes at a time of great interest in restructuring adolescent health services. This study represents an important effort to expand preventive and youth development services among young people most vulnerable to early pregnancy, for whom services must go beyond traditional problemoriented approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-358
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Adolescent clinical services
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Youth development interventions


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