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Healthy Teen Development Teleconference II

A presentation by Robert Wm. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD.

[Standard disclaimer: The nature of abstracts are that they are pieces of something larger. Not everyone is going to be happy with my choice of abstracts from any larger work, so if you are dissatisfied, I would refer you to the original document, which should be able to be found on the Internet. I encourage others to make their own abstracts to satisfy their needs.

Jay's Introduction

Several people attended a two-day teleconference that focused on current research regarding healthy teen development. The following abstract was drawn from a presentation by Robert Wm. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD.


While teen pregnancy in the US has declined every year since 1991, it continues to be the highest in the industrialized world, costing us $6.9 billion a year.

What has been learned about adolescent pregnancy prevention programs?

What do we know about the influence of parent-teen communications?

It is uncertain to what extent and how parent/teen communication about sex and contraception affects adolescent sexual behaviors.

Recent research from
the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)

What questions does the present research address?

Things that were learned from the study:

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