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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

School-Based Interventions for Improving Contraceptive Use in Adolescents

Description of Resource: 
Adolescents have high rates of unplanned pregnancy. This systematic review sought to identify school-based interventions that improved contraceptive use among adolescents. The review identified 11 trials, including 3 programs that had some effect and were of good quality. These 3 involved students in a variety of activities instead of the usual sex education classes. Of the other 8 studies, 1 had good quality results. The overall quality of results was low.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Lopez LM, Bernholc A, Chen M, Tolley EE. School-based interventions for improving contraceptive use in adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD012249. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012249. Available from: