African American Youth - PREP

African American Youth


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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