Casey Foundation Reports on Neighborhood Action on Teen Sex

May 17, 2000

Most adults want teens to wait until they are more mature before engaging in sex, but how to effectively help teens delay is a matter of considerable controversy. This article from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that adults helped protect sexually active teens from pregnancies and STDs by improving communication with teens and expanding teen reproductive health services. Beginning with community mapping that gave the adults a "reality check" on teens in their communities, different neighborhoods ended up with different strategies but positive results.