Current Research

Teenwise Minnesota uses the most current research to improve the understanding of adolescent pregnancy and to promote effective prevention strategies and programs. Helping Minnesota professionals understand and use research effectively is critical for continued progress in preventing adolescent pregnancy and supporting adolescent parents.

Teenwise Minnesota E-Monthly

Review current and past research briefs from the Teenwise Minnesota E-Monthly email newsletter.

Teenwise Minnesota Monitor

Review current and past research and resources on page 7 of the quarterly Teenwise Minnesota Monitor newsletter.

National Sources for Research

The American Journal of Sexuality Education – Joseph DiNorcia, Jr., President & CEO of SIECUS (Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States) states: “The American Journal of Sexuality Education is a welcome addition to our field. The journal provides readers with a broad perspective of sexuality education by combining thought-provoking articles, valuable lesson plans, and concise reviews of available materials. Educators, in particular will find this new resource invaluable; it can help them both think critically about the important issues in sexuality and work practically every day. AJSE is a must-have for today’s sexuality educator.”

Emerging Answers 2007- This publication, an update of the ground-breaking Emerging Answers published in 2001 by Dr. Doug Kirby, provides information on effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy including curriculum-based sex education, youth development and service learning programs; describes the characteristics of effective sex and STD/HIV education programs; and provides new evidence for other promising approaches to reducing sexual risk. The publication lists eight new effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy and STDs.

The Journal of Adolescent Health – This multidisciplinary scientific Journal is the official publication for the Society of Adolescent Medicine (SAM), an organization committed to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. The Journal was created to meet the Society’s primary goals of development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge that is unique to the health concerns and needs of adolescents.

Kaiser Health News – Summaries of news stories with links to the original articles and a fully searchable archive. The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report keeps you in touch with legislative, political, legal, scientific and business developments in each area. Issues include Medicare reform, Medicaid, patients’ rights, access, the uninsured, minority health, children’s health and health care advertising.

Maternal and Child Health Library – This library includes a searchable database, knowledge path and current research bibliography about adolescent pregnancy prevention. The library offers a selection of current, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other prevention programs, and reports on research aimed at identifying causes and promising intervention strategies. It is aimed at health professionals, policymakers, researchers and families.

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health – This peer reviewed-journal provides the latest research and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and other developed countries. For more than three decades, Perspectives has offered unique insights into how reproductive health issues relate to one another; how they are affected by policies and programs; and their implications for individuals and societies.

Putting What Works to Work (PWWTW) – A project of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy funded, in part, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through PWWTW, the Campaign translates research on teen pregnancy prevention and related issues into user-friendly materials for practitioners, policymakers and advocates.

Science and Success: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections – This publication from Advocates for Youth was created after an exhaustive review of existing research and compiles a list of the programs proven effective by rigorous evaluation.

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