Product Image Short-Term Impacts of Pulse: An App-Based Teen Pregnacy Prevention Program for Black & Latinx Women

Short-Term Impacts of Pulse: An App-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Black and Latinx Women

Jennifer Manlove, PhD; Eizabeth Cook, MSPH; Brooke Whitfield; Makedah Johnson; Genevieve Martínez-García, PhD; and Milagros Garrido, MS

Journal of Adolescent Health

November 2019


Black and Latinx women aged 18–20 years have high rates of unplanned pregnancy. Furthermore, this age group is less likely than school-aged youth to be served by pregnancy prevention programs typically administered in schools. The study’s purpose was to assess the effectiveness of a new app-based teen pregnancy prevention program created for this population using an online- and texting-only recruitment and evaluation approach.


Impacts at 6 weeks are promising, particularly for a self-led intervention with no direct contact with study staff.

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