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A SIECUS annotated bibliography on preventing STDs, HIV, and teen pregnancy. (Preventing STDS, HIV, and Teen Pregnancy).

Organizations nationwide are integrating information about STDs, HIM and teen pregnancy into their prevention programs. Tackling these additional subject areas can be an overwhelming task even for the most seasoned educator. This SIECUS bibliography is designed to help by providing some of the most current resources on these topics as well as those that cover the umbrella topic of adolescent sexual health.

For each resource, we have included a brief description as well as publisher information. Individuals interested in purchasing the resources should refer to ordering information at the end of the bibliography All listed resources are also available for review in SIECUS' Mary S. Calderone Library.

This bibliography was compiled by Darlene Torres, associate librarian, and Johanna Novales, data assistant, at the Mary S. Calderone Library.

Resources included in this bibliography are provided for information purposes. SIECUS does not endorse publications.

This bibliography was compiled by Amy Levine, M.A., SIECUS Librarian.

Integrated Discussions on adolescent health

Adolescent Health:

Reassessing the Passage to Adulthood

Judith Senderowitz

This paper includes data on adolescent health with an emphasis on reproduction. It assesses, by region, trends in sexual knowledge, contraceptive use, marriage, fertility, and STDs, including HIV It also looks at related issues such as sexual abuse and nutritional and health problems. The paper also provides information about programs designed to reach adolescents and recommends legal, policy and program strategies to improve adolescent access to services and to enhance the quality of those services.

1995; $22; Discussion Paper Number 272; ISBN 0821331574; The World Bank.

Adolescent Health Issues: State Legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures

This annual report is a compilation of laws and resolutions passed in state legislatures that affect adolescent health issues. Topics include abstinence programs, sexuality education, HIV/AIDS, STDs, pregnancy and parenting, school health and school-based health services, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco, and violence prevention.

2002; National Conference of State Legislatures.

America's Adolescents: Are They Healthy?

Elizabeth M. Ozer, Ph.D., Claire D. Brindis, D. P.H., Susan G. Millstein, Ph.D., David K. Knopf, L.C.S.W, M.P.H., H., and Charles E. Irwin, Jr., M.D.

This monograph presents an overview of the health of adolescents, including demographic trends, health care utilization, mortality during adolescence, and risky behavior during adolescence.

1998; Free; The National Adolescent Health Information Center.

Can More Progress Be Made? Teenage Sexual and Reproductive Behavior in Developed Countries: Country Reports

The Alan Guttmacher Institute

This multi-year study conducted between 1998 and 2001 with researchers from Canada, Great Britain, France, Sweden, and the United States explores why such large differences in the rates of teenage pregnancy and STDs exist between these countries and the United States and what can be done. Each provides an indepth study of sexual and reproductive behavior, societal attitudes about sexuality, reproductive health services, and public policy and programs for disadvantaged groups. An executive summary is available.

2001; $15; The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of American Men

The Alan Guttmacher Institute

This report provides an overview of some fundamental patterns in men's sexual and reproductive lives and the implications of these patterns for policy and programs. It focuses on men 15 to 49 years of age because it is during these years that men typically pass the main sexual and reproductive milestones from the initiation of sexual activity to marriage and fatherhood.

2002; $20; ISBN 0939253577; The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

In Their Own Words: Adolescent Girls Discuss Health and Health Care Issues

Cathy Schoen, et al.

This report is a result of a series of focus groups conducted in preparation for a nationwide survey on the health of adolescent girls 10 to 19 years of age. The issues include "Access to Health Care Information" "Sources of Health Care Support" "Adolescent Mental Health Issues," "Drug and Alcohol Abuse," "Reproductive Health and Sexuality," "Women and Violence," "Health Conditions/Disease Affecting Women" and "Health Nutrition and Diet."

1997; Free; The Commonwealth Fund.

Into a New World: Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Lives

The Alan Guttmacher Institute

This report provides information on young women worldwide related to timing of sexual intercourse and marriage; teen childbearing; contraceptive knowledge and practice; and exposure to reproductive health risks.

1998; $5; The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

Kaiser Family Foundation/YM Magazine National Survey of Teens: Teens Talk about Dating, Intimacy, and their Sexual Experiences

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and YM Magazine

This in depth national survey of teens (650 males and females 13 to 18 years of age) addresses the sexual situations teens encounter today, how they "negotiate" dating, sex, and intimacy, and what kind of information they need.

1998; Free; Publication Number 1373; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation,

Keeping the Faith: The Role of Religion and Faith Communities in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Brian L Wilcox, and Sharon Scales Rostosky

This report explores some of the barriers between the faith and secular communities around issues of adolescent sexuality and examines what research says about the role religion plays in teens' sexual attitudes and behavior.

2001; $10; ISBN 1586710400; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence

Michele D. Kipke, Editor

This report from the Forum on Adolescence reviews research on adolescence conducted by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. Chapters include: "Adolescence: A Time of Opportunity and Risk," "Supporting Adolescents with Social Institutions," "Addressing Challenges and Promoting the Healthy Development of Adolescents," "Adolescents Taking Their Place in the World" and "Implications for Research and Linking Research to Policy and Practice." Topics include unintended pregnancy, STDs, drugs, peer relationships, schools, and families. Each chapter concludes with a list of the reviewed reports.

1999; $18; ISBN 030906791X; The National Academies Press.

SexSmarts: Communication

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen Magazine

As part of an ongoing public information partnership called SexSmarts, Seventeen Magazine and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 years of age on issues related to their sexual health. Communication is about sexual health communication between teens and their parents, health care providers, and partners.

2002; Free; Package Code 3240; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

SexSmarts: Decision Making

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen Magazine

As part of an ongoing public information partnership called SexSmarts, Seventeen Magazine and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 years of age on issues related to their sexual health. Decision Making discusses the complex issues which influence teens and their decision making about sexuality and relationships.

2000; Free; Package Code 3064; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Sharing Responsibility: Women, Society, and Abortion Worldwide

The Alan Guttmacher Institute

This report provides comprehensive information on the major factors that contribute to unplanned pregnancy and abortion in both legal and illegal circumstances around the world. It discusses topics such as why women decide to have abortions; abortion laws and regulations; abortion rates in 61 countries; the quality and availability of abortion services; abortion methods used by medical and lay practitioners and women themselves; and the impact of unsafe abortion on the health and lives of women in many regions of the world. It also includes explanatory charts and six appendices with detailed supporting data.

1999; $20; ISBN 0939253 47X; The Alan Guttmacher Instititute.

Teaching about Sexuality and HIV Principles and Methods for Effective Education

Evonne M. Hedgepeth and Joan Helmich

This comprehensive book for teachers and community health educators focuses on the "how" and "why" of effective sexuality and HIV education rather than on the "what." It includes discussions on the creation of a productive learning environment. It also provides interactive and practical methods educators can use to review principles and address concerns about sexuality and HIV education.

1996; $20; ISBN 0814735355; New York University Press.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States, 2001

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This report from the Morbidity arid Mortality Weekly Report (June 21, 2002, volume 51, number 554) includes statistics on adolescents in grades nine through 12. It addresses such sexuality-related issues as sexual intercourse, condom use, birth control pill use, alcohol and drug use at last intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV education.

2002; $4.50; US. Government Printing Office.


HIV/AIDS Education: Reaching Diverse Populations

Melinda K. Moore and Martin L. Forst, Editors

This book describes how to tailor HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts to specific cultural and ethnic groups, including gay men, lesbians, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, sexual assault survivors, and homeless youth. Chapters include "HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities," "Evolution of a Model of Popular Health Education for Environmental Change in the Latino Community," and "MAESTRO: A Cross-Cultural HIV/AIDS Training Curriculum."

1996; $64.95; ISBN 0275949044; Praeger Publishers.

Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Gloria L. Steiner, and Mary G. Boland, Editors

This book focuses on psychosocial and therapeutic issues surrounding children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. It uses a family-focused approach to providing assistance and includes important information on cultural sensitivity in working with African American, Latino, and Haitian families.

1995; $25; ISBN 0898625025; Guilford Publications.

Families and Communities Responding to AIDS

Peter Aggleton, Graham Hart, and Peter Davies, Editors

By examining nuclear, extended, and refugee family households as well as gay community networks, this book considers the factors which lead to positive responses to AIDS, and those which trigger negative ones.

1999; $27.95; ISBN 185728965X; Routledge.

Forgotten Children of the AIDS Epidemic

Shelley Geballe, Janice Gruendel, and Warren Andiman, Editors

This book looks at the issues facing children whose parents and siblings are dying of AIDS. It examines children's experiences, how AIDS affects them, how their emotional needs are met, how they can find a second family, and what stigmas they face. It also explores ways to promote resilience in these children.

1995; $14.95; ISBN 03000627 10;Yale University Press.

Guidelines for HIV Education for Asian Youth

National Coalition of Advocates for Students

These Guidelines were written to assist teachers, parents, counselors, community leaders, and students in developing effective HIV-prevention education programs for Asian American youth. They include cultural information on Asian Americans; barriers to effective HIV-prevention education; and strategies for delivering HIV-prevention education. There is also an appendix with a glossary of terms, model programs, educational materials, and video resources.

1998; $5.95; The National Coalition of Advocates for Students.

Hearing Their Voices:

A Qualitative Research Study on HIV Testing and Higher-Risk Teens

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This report covers the perceptions, attitudes, and experiences of higher-risk teenagers toward HIV testing.

1999; Free, Package Code 1492; The Henry]. Kaiser Family Foundation.

National Survey of African Americans on HIV/AIDS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This survey sheds light on the knowledge, values, and beliefs of a large sample of African American adults with respect to HIV and AIDS in this country. It describes the perceptions and attitudes of subgroups in the African American population such as young adults, parents, and opinion leaders as well as those with less education and lower incomes. The survey examines the potential optimism offered by new drug treatments contrasted with the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans.

1998; Free, Publication Number 1372; The Henry 3. Kaiser Family Foundation.

National Survey of Latinos on HIV/AIDS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This report is intended to provide those who are working to reduce the social, economic, and individual costs of the AIDS epidemic with a better understanding of Latino perspectives on HIV/AIDS. Findings address "Perceptions and Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among All Latinos," "Language and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS," "Regional Location and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Income, Education, and Attitude Towards/Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Religion and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Latinas and HIV/AIDS," "Latino Parents and HIV/AIDS," "Younger Latinos and HIV/AIDS," and "HIV/AIDS and Local Opinion Leaders." This report is also available in Spanish.

1998; Free; Publication Number 1393; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

National Survey of Teens on HIV/AIDS: Public Knowledge and Attitudes about HIV/AIDS

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation's National Survey of Teens on HIV/AIDS 2000, a nationally representative survey of teens 12 to l7 years of age, is designed to assess attitudes and knowledge about the epidemic among a generation at risk. The survey documents teen perspectives about the impact of the epidemic on young people and their own personal concerns about becoming infected. It also includes findings about where teens get their information about HIV/AIDS, their additional information needs, and attitudes toward HIV testing.

2000; Free; Package Code 3092; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

No Time to Lose:

Getting More from HIV Prevention

Monka S. Ruiz, Alicia R. Gable, Edward H. Kaplan, Michael A. Soto, Harvey V. Fineberg, and James Trussell, Editors

This book looks at the Institute of Medicine's framework for a national prevention strategy to contain the spread of HIV. It examines the epidemic, advances in clinical prevention and treatment, evaluations of public health interventions, and emerging research in the behavioral sciences.

2001; $39.95; ISBN 0309071372; The National Academies Press.

Protecting Youth, Preventing AIDS:

A Guide for Effective High School Prevention Programs

Academy for Educational Development (AED)

This guide is based largely on the experiences of the HIV/AIDS education and condom availability program in the New York City public high schools. It includes findings of AED's three-year evaluation of the program. The guide is designed for school administrators, teachers, healthcare workers, parents, and students who want to help prevent HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy among young people.

1998; Free; Academy for Educational Development.

Putting Risk in Perspective:

Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS

Renee T. White

This book examines the lives of young black women dealing with economic pressures, family relationships, dating, courting, intimate relationship issues, and questions of sexual identity and how each of these factors relates to the issue of HIV and AIDS.

1999; $19.95; ISBN 084768587X; Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Someone at School Has AIDS:

A Complete Guide to Education Policies Concerning HIV Infection

National Association of State Boards of Education

This updated guide provides information on HIV-related school policies that are medically, legally, and educationally sound. It offers information and recommendations for those developing or revising educational, health, sports, and confidentiality policies related to HIV.

2001; $15; NASBE Publications.

Survey of Men and Women on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Glamour Magazine

This survey is one of the first national random sample surveys to ask men, in addition to women, about their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to STDs other than HIV.

1998; Free; Publication Number 1423; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Youths Living with HIV:

Self-Evident Truths

G. Cajetan Luna

This book explores the life struggles and adaptations leading up to and after the HIV infection of young Americans. The cases in this book look at the experiences of youth living with HIV/AIDS. The book itself also discusses their private dilemmas and demonstrates the need for comprehensive intervention and preventive measures.

1997; $21.95; ISBN 1560239042; The Haworth Press.

Health-promoting and Health-compromising Behaviors among Minority Adolescents


Dawn K. Wilson, James R. Rodriguez, and Wendell C. Taylor, Editors

This is part of the Application and Practice in Health Psychology series and is designed for clinical and counseling professionals working with minority adolescents. It addresses developmental, biological, and sociocultural issues and focuses on specific health-promoting and health-compromising behaviors such as drug abuse, violence, STDs, female health issues, and chronic health risks.

1997; $24.95; ISBN 1557983976; Anzerican Psychological Association.

The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Thomas Eng and William T Butler, Editors

This book examines the scope of STDs in the United States and provides a critical assessment of the nation's response to this public health crisis. It identifies the components of an effective national STD prevention and control strategy, provides direction for an appropriate response to the epidemic, offers recommendations for improving public awareness and education, and documents the economic costs of STDs.

1997; $39.95; ISBN 0309054958; The National Academies Press.

Microbicides: A New Defense Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Deirdre Wulf, Jennifer Frost, and Jacqueline E. Darroch

This report provides information about current research on microbicides. It also includes estimates of the extent of STD infection in the United States, the cost of treating STDs, discussions of limitations in the methods available to prevent STDs from spreading, and results from a survey of women's perceptions about their risks of contracting STDs and their interest in using microbicides. The report concludes with a discussion of prospects and policy recommendations for the future.

1999; $15; ISBN 093925350X; The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

SexSmarts: Sexually Transmitted Disease

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen Magazine

This national survey of teens 12 to 17 years of age reports on what they know about STDs and HIV/AIDS and where they go for information.

2001; Free; Package Code 3148; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Policymaker's Guide and Summary of State Laws

National Conference of State Legislatures

This guide provides information about STDs and discusses roles policymakers can play in STD prevention, treatment, and control. It also includes a summary of STD state statutes through 1997.

1998; $25. 00; National Conference of State Legislatures.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost?

American Social Health Association for The Kaiser Family Foundation

This report assesses the incidence, prevalence, and cost of STDs in the United States today. It provides estimates on the overall number of STDs occurring annually since the mid-1980s as well as estimates of annual direct medical costs of STD treatment both nationally and state-by-state.

1998; Free; Package Code 1445; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Tracking the Hidden Epidemics: Trends in STDs in the United States, 2000

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report presents information on the most common STDs throughout the United States by gender, age, race, and region.

2000; Free; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families

Sarah S. Brown and Leon Eisenberg, Editors

This book examines the causes and consequences of unintended pregnancy in the United States. The authors propose a national campaign to reduce unintended pregnancies through education, research, increased access to contraception, and emphasis on the important role that feelings and interpersonal relationships play in prevention.

1995; $74.25; ISBN 0309052300; The National Academies Press.

Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy

Kristin Luker

This book combines historical information, statistics, and personal narratives to paint a picture of teenage mothers in America today. It examines the important roles that race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status play in teen pregnancy. It also traces how teen pregnancy rates are influenced by politics.

1996; $18.50; ISBN 0674217039; Harvard University Press.

Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Douglas Kirby, Ph.D.

This comprehensive review of evaluation research offers practitioners and policymakers the latest information on "what works" to prevent teen pregnancy. The author reviews research on a wide range of programs, including curriculum-based sexuality and abstinence education for teens and pre-teens, sexuality education for parents, contraceptive and family planning clinics and programs, early childhood programs, youth development and service-learning programs, and community-based, multiple-component initiatives.

2001; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

European Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Responsibility

Advocates for Youth

This monograph examines the roles of family, religion, media, community public policy sexuality education, and health care in promoting safer sexual behaviors among teens in the Netherlands, Germany, and France.

1999; 20; Advocates for Youth.

First Talk: A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Dialogue among Latinos

Bronwyn Mayden, Wendy Castro, and Megan Annitto

This book was published immediately after a national symposium sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America and the National Council of Latino Executives. Chapters include "Characteristics of the Latino Population," "Factors Contributing to Latino Adolescent Pregnancy," "Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases," "Marriage and Childbearing," and "Latino Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention." Appendices include "Principles Underlying Program Development," "Focus Groups," "Principles in the Latino Adolescent Pregnancy Symposium," and "Resources." This book is also available in Spanish.

1999; $14.95; ISBN 0878687610; The Child Welfare League of America.

Get Organized: A Guide to Preventing Teen Pregnancy

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This publication consists of three volumes: Focusing on Kids, Involving the Key Players, and Making It Happen. It is intended to help people interested in taking action to prevent teen pregnancy in their communities. Chapters include "Promising Approaches to Preventing Teen Pregnancy," "Involving Teen Boys and Young Men in Teen Pregnancy Prevention," "Involving Parents and Other Adults in Teen Pregnancy Prevention," "Planning and Carrying Out a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project," and "Building Evaluation into Your Work."

1999; $24.95; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Involving Males in Preventing Teen Pregnancy: A Guide for Program Planners

Freya L. Sonenstein, et al.

This guide is intended for program planners in California and throughout the country who wish to implement programs involving males in teen pregnancy prevention. It has three main purposes: (1) to dispel myths about the target population by providing a description of the male partners of potential teenage mothers; (2) to identify established pregnancy prevention programs that have successfully involved males in different settings around the country; and (3) to develop practical lessons from the experiences of these programs for those involved in fledgling programs.

1997; $10; The Urban Institute.

Kids Count Special Report: When Teens Have Sex: Issues and Trends

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This report describes the impact that teen pregnancy has on the nation and outlines a series of recommendations designed to help communities and families reduce teen pregnancy. In addition, it offers recent data on teen pregnancy, childbearing, and STD rates. It also offers detailed state-by-state data on teen sexual activity.

1998; Available online a; The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

NOAPP: State/Local Coalition Directory

The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention

This annual directory provides information on state and local coalitions concerned about adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and pregnancy prevention. It assists state and local organizations across the country in sharing program information and organizational strategies.

2003; $10; The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention.

Nine Tips to Help Faith Leaders and Their Communities Address Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This resource includes nine tips on how to address teen pregnancy issues and summarizes the experiences and advice of faith leaders around the country. It also includes a list of faith-based resources and is available in Spanish.

1998; Single copy free; 2-100 $1/each; 101 or more 70 cents each; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

No Easy Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Doug Kirby, Ph.D.

This review summarizes three bodies of research that have implications for the design and effectiveness of programs to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States. First, it examines statistics on teen sexual risk-raking behaviors. Second, it reviews basic concepts relating to behavioral change. Third, it examines and synthesizes numerous evaluations of programs designed to reduce sexual risk-taking and teen pregnancy. It concludes with recommendations about program implementation and evaluation. An executive summary is available.

1997; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Not Just Another Single Issue: Teen Pregnancy Prevention's Link to Other Critical Issues

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report provides background about teen pregnancy, including why it is a major problem, key facts and trends, and why helping reduce rates of teen pregnancy is a good investment. Included are five fact sheets: "Teen Pregnancy, Welfare Dependency, and Poverty," "Teen Pregnancy and Child Well-Being," Teen Pregnancy, Out-of-Wedlock Births and Marriage," "Teen Pregnancy and Responsible Fatherhood," and "Teen Pregnancy and Workforce Development."

2002; $1; ISBN 1586710419; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Not Just For Girls: The Roles of Boys and Men in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., Anne K. Driscoll, Ph.D., and Theodora Ooms, M.S.W

This report includes a summary of the roundtable meeting cosponsored by the Family Impact Seminar and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on involving boys and men in teen pregnancy prevention. It also includes an analysis of National Survey of Family Growth data on the roles that boys and men play in causing and preventing teen pregnancy.

1997; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Power in Numbers: Peer Effects on Adolescent Girls' Sexual Debut and Pregnancy

Peter Bearman and Hannah Bruckner

This report provides extensive analysis on the data from a large national survey of adolescent females on the effect of peer influence on the timing of their first sexual intercourse and on their pregnancy risk.

1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy: A Youth Development Approach

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

This report provides strategies to support young people as they move toward adulthood. Chapters include "Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in a Time of Change," "The Abstinence versus Education Debate," "Pregnancy Prevention from the Youth Development Perspective," "Ideas for Getting Started," and "Building on Lessons Learned." The report also includes a list of resources.

1997; Available online at; National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth.

Protection As Prevention: Contraception for Sexually Active Teens

Claire Brindis, Susan Pagliaro, and Laura Davis

This paper addresses patterns and factors of contraceptive use, misuse, and nonuse among adolescents; cultural influences on contraceptive use; access to contraception; and the role of contraceptive technology, public policy, legal issues, and professional training.

2000; $5; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Ready Resources: Investing Welfare Funds in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Isabel V. Sawhill, Ph.D., and John Hutchins

This report presents strategies to states and communities on how to use Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) money to fund initiatives to prevent teen pregnancy.

2000; $10; ISBN 158671032X; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Risky Business: A 2000 Poll

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This summary of findings from a nationally representative survey conducted for the National Campaign by International Communications Research polls teens about contraception and sexual activity.

2000; Available online at; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Sending the Message: State-Based Media Campaigns for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This publication provides concrete suggestions for implementing a media campaign. It addresses how to engage the media, develop clear messages, spend money wisely, and search for funding. It also offers a state-by-state directory on teen pregnancy prevention media campaigns across the country.

1997; $18; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

SexSmarts: "Safer Sex, Condoms, and The Pill" Survey

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen Magazine

As part of an ongoing public information partnership called SexSmarts, Seventeen Magazine and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 years of age on issues related to their sexual health. "Safer Sex, Condoms, and The Pill" Survey discusses their knowledge and attitudes about "safer sex" and contraception.

2000; Free; Package Code 3081; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Snapshots from the Front Lines: Lessons About Teen Pregnancy Prevention from States and Communities

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report offers "snapshots" of what the Campaign has learned from its visits to various states to discuss the challenges communities who are committed to preventing teen pregnancy are faced with. Also available: Snapshots from the Front Lines II: Lessons from Programs that Involve Parents and Other Adults in Preventing Teen Pregnancy" and "Snapshots from the Front Line III: Lessons from Faith-Based Efforts to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

2001; $5; ISBN 1586710391; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Start Early, Stay Late: Linking Youth Development and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report highlights major points and strategies on youth development programs discussed at the 1997 meeting of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy called "Creating Safe Passages for Youth." The report also lists resources and conferences about the subject.

1998; $5; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

A Statistical Portrait of Adolescent Sex, Contraception, and Childbearing

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report presents data from two surveys--the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth and the 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males--that address adolescent sexual behavior, contraceptive use, and childbearing.

1998; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Teenage Pregnancy: The Case for Prevention--An Analysis of Recent Trends & Federal Expenditures Associated with Teenage Pregnancy

Advocates for Youth

This document discusses the nation's investments in primacy teen pregnancy prevention programs versus its concurrent expenditures to provide services to families that began with a teen birth.

1998; $10; Advocates for Youth.

Teenagers' Pregnancy Intentions and Decisions: A Study of Young Women in California Choosing to Give Birth

Jennifer J. Frost and Selene Oslak

This report examines the factors influencing teenagers' decisions to become pregnant and to carry their pregnancies to term. Based on an indepth survey of pregnant teenagers, the report includes the full survey instrument and detailed tables presenting all results.

1999; $10; Occasional Report Number Two; The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

Voices Carry: Teens Speak Out on Sex and Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report offers a snapshot of what teens are saying, in their own words, about sexual activity, love, relationships, contraception, and the adults in their lives.

2000; $5; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

What about the Teens? Research on What Teens Say about Teen Pregnancy: A Focus Group Report

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report is based on discussions by 12 teen focus groups on the choices and attitudes surrounding adolescent pregnancy. It also includes the screening questionnaire and the discussion outline and guide used in the focus groups.

1999; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Where Are the Adults? The Attitudes of Parents, Teachers, Clergy, Coaches, and Youth Workers on Teen Pregnancy: A Focus Group Report

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This report consists of research findings from nine focus group interviews with parents of teenagers 12 to 17 years of age and other adults involved with teens. In the report, parents and teen-involved adults describe their attitudes about teen pregnancy and react to various motivational concepts and messages that might be used in a prevention campaign.

1998; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

While the Adults Are Arguing, the Teens Are Getting Pregnant: Overcoming Conflict in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This publication looks at moral and religious beliefs and the interaction between these beliefs and empirical evidence in the debate over teen pregnancy. The publication also describes the program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to reduce tensions relating to teen pregnancy issues in local communities and to encourage collaborative efforts.

1998; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

The Women's Sports Foundation Report: Sport and Teen Pregnancy

Women's Sports Foundation

This report examines athletic participation and its possible ties to reduced risk of teen pregnancy It examines connections between athletic participation, sexual behavior, and teen pregnancy. The findings and conclusions come from (1) the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a nationally representative sample of 11,000 students in grades nine through 12; and (2) the Family and Adolescent Study of the New York State Research Institute on Addiction. The latter was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

1998; $3; The Women's Sports Foundation.

Why Is Teenage Pregnancy Declining?

The Roles of Abstinence, Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use

Jacqueline E. Darroch and Susheela Singh

This report provides quantitative breakdowns of declines in teen pregnancy rates, birthrates and abortion rates by age, race, and ethnicity.

1999; $10; Occasional Report Number One; The Alan Guttmacher Institute


Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to prevent pregnancy, STDs, and HIV infection among adolescents.

1025 Vermont Avenue, N. W, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site:

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)

AGI's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of women and men in the United States and around the world. AGI seeks to inform individual decision-making, encourage scientific inquiry enlighten public debate, and promote the formation of sound public- and private-sector programs and policies.

120 Wall Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/248-1111; Fax: 212/248-1951; 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 460, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/296-4012; Fax: 202/223-5756; Web site: http://www.guttniacher. org

American School Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA seeks to protect and improve the well being of children and youth by supporting comprehensive school health programs.

7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; Phone: 330/678-1601; Fax: 330/678-4526; Web site: http://www.ashaweb.asg

American Social Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA is dedicated to stopping STDs and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities.

P.O. Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: 919/361-8400; Fax: 919/361-8425; Web site:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

As part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides national leadership in helping control the HIV epidemic by working with community, local, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, prevention, and evaluation activities. CDC works in collaboration with many other governmental and non-governmental organizations to strengthen effective HIV-prevention efforts nationwide. CDG also provides financial and technical support for: disease surveillance; HIV antibody counseling; testing and referral services; street and community outreach; risk reduction counseling; prevention case management; public information and education; school-based education on AIDS; and international research studies.

Public Inquiries/MASO, Mailstop F07, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, CA 30333; Phone: 800/311-3435; Fax: 404-639-3880; Web site:

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

CWLA is committed to engaging all Americans in promoting the well being of children, young people, and their families as well as in protecting every child from harm.

440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 2000 1-2085; Phone: 202/638-2952; Fax: 202/638-4004; Web site:

Child Trends

Child Trends studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis.

4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008; Phone: 202/362-5580; Fax: 202/362-5533; Web site: http://www.childtrends.oig

Children's Defense Fund

The Childrens Defense Fund ensures that every child has a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start, and a moral start in life as well as a successful passage into adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

25 E Street, N W, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: 202/628-8787; Fax: 202/662-3510; Web site:

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF)

CHEF promotes health and quality of life through innovative curricula, trainings, resources, and conferences.

22419 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA 98198; Phone: 800/323-9084; Fax: 206/824-3072; Web site: http://www.chef org

ETR Associates

ETR enhances the well being of individuals, families, and communities by providing leadership, educational resources, training, and research in health promotion with an emphasis on sexuality and health education.

P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/32 14407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site

Girls Incorporated

Girls Incorporated is dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold through advocacy, research, and education.

120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 800/374-4475; Fax: 212/509-8708; National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3287; Phone: 800/374-4475; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site:

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the healthcare community, and the general public.

2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Fax: 650/854-4800; Web site:

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI)

HMI serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth through education, counseling, homeless outreach, training, and resources.

Two Astor Place, New York, NY 10003; Phone: 212/674-2600; Fax: 212/674-8650; Web site:

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy by supporting values and encouraging acts that are Consistent with a pregnancy-free adolescence.

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site:

National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention (NOAPPP)

NOAPP is dedicated to providing leadership, education, training, information, advocacy, resources, and support to practitioners working on issues related to adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention.

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037; Phone: 202/293-8370; Fax: 202/293-8805; Web site:

National Network for Youth

The National Network for Youth is dedicated to ensuring that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives. The National Network informs public policy, educates the public, and strengthens the field of youth work.

1319 F Street, N.W, Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20004-1106; Phone: 202/783-7949; Fax: 202/783-7955; Web site:

Network for Family Life Education

The Network for Family Life Education helps children and youth become sexually healthy people and avoid pregnancy and disease during their teen years.

Rutgers University, 41 Gordon Road, Suite A, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Phone: 732/445-7929; Fax: 732/445-7970; Web site:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

PPFA believes in the fundamental right of individuals to manage their own fertility regardless of income, marital status, race, age, sexual orientation, and national origin.

810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; Phone: 212/541-7800 or 800/230-PLAN refers to local Planned Parenthoods; Fax: 212/245-1845; 1780 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/785-3351; Fax: 202/293-4349; Web site:

Sexuality In formation and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

CUS affirms that sexuality is a naturland healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information; promotes comprehensive education about sexuality; and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 1003 6-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; 1706 R Street, Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/265-2405; Fax: 202/462-2340; Web site:
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