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.
- Adolescent clinical services
- Teen pregnancy prevention
- Vulnerable populations
- Youth development interventions