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Mixed Messages: The current state of teen pregnancy prevention in Travis County, TX

The Healthy Youth Partnership, Child and Family Research Institute, 2015

Monica Faulkner, Laura Marra, Kate McKerlie

Suggested Citation
Brazeal, J., Marra, L., McKerlie, K. & Faulkner, M. (2015). Mixed Messages: The current state of teen pregnancy prevention in Travis County, TX. Austin, TX: The Healthy Youth Partnership, Child and Family Research Institute.

Executive Summary
HYP conducted this needs assessment in order to determine the types of services that are available to teens, how accessible services are, and what barriers teens and their families encounter when trying to access services. HYP also considered the social determinants of health and societal structures that influence teen and unplanned pregnancies, such as poverty, access to health education, and preventative health care. In addition, HYP examined individual, peer, romantic partner, family, and community factors and to what degree they serve as risk or protective factors to teen and unplanned pregnancy.

 

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