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Research Utilization -Community Health Project :Teen Pregnancy Prevention
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Name: Instructor: Task: Date: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program Communication for behavior change Section C: Summary of Literature: Research Report The CDC has similar programs aimed at improving the lives of teenagers through the reduction of teenage pregnancy levels.
The initiative by CDC features efforts to provide accurate information on various aspects of teenage pregnancy. Communication, therefore, is a central part of the program. It is similar to my program since it embraces the role of communication in sensitizing teenagers on appropriate measures to reduce pregnancies. The initiative by CDC is similar to my program since they all aim at ensuring teenagers have access to contraceptives. Contraceptive use, as encouraged by both programs, is important in reducing teenage pregnancies. Kalmuss et al. highlight the necessity for programs that promote counseling as a strategy to reduce teenage pregnancies. According to Kalmuss et al., programs to reduce teenage pregnancies should instill safe sex skills in teenagers (1). My program meets the requirements set by Kalmuss et al., for programs aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies. Communication for behavior change program addresses the necessity to provide information for safe sex among teenagers. According to Kalmuss et al., such programs should address the effects of social aspects as peer influence in encouraging teenage pregnancies. My program appropriately sensitizes the youth on the effects of peer influence and its possibility in escalating teenage pregnancies. This makes the communication for behavior change program most appropriate. ...
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