“Prime Time” Teen Pregnancy Prevention
For the week of May 25th, 2014
Teen pregnancy rates are declining dramatically both here in Minnesota and throughout the United States. New research indicates that a Minnesota-based program aimed at combating teen pregnancy is producing positive results. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Professor Renee Sieving tells us about a unique initiative that provides youth development services for teen girls who are at a high risk of becoming pregnant.
Guest: Dr. Renee Sieving, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Deputy Director of the Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota
Issues: The prevalence of teen pregnancy in Minnesota and the US; Who is at the highest risk; The University of Minnesota’s “Prime Time” 18-month youth development program for high-risk teen girls; Program results; When to talk to children about sexuality; Cost-saving benefits of pregnancy prevention