African American Youth - PREP

African American Youth

Overview

Youth of color often experience unique social, economic, and cultural barriers to preventing unintended pregnancy. Steps towards more effective pregnancy prevention for African American youth include:

  • Promote reproductive justice
  • Promote gender–specific interventions
  • Support structural interventions
  • Utilize peer influence within social networks
(Augustine, J. 2010. Youth of Color At Disproportionate Risk of Negative Sexual Health Outcomes. Advocates for Youth).

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