Preventing rapid repeat births among latina adolescents: the role of parents.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Latina adolescent parents are at increased risk for rapid repeat births (second birth ≤ 24 months after the first), sexually transmitted infections, and negative educational and social outcomes. Although several effective parent-based interventions have been developed to prevent Latino youths' sexual risk taking, little research has explored the development of interventions to prevent repeat births that involve the parents of these adolescents. Existing preventative interventions involving parents suffer from important methodological limitations. Additional research is needed to advance theories of behavior, identify the causal pathways of parental influence, and specify appropriate behavioral targets. Future parent-based interventions to prevent repeat births should target pregnancy intentions, age of partners, contraceptive use, integrated prevention of pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, educational attainment, and future orientations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bouris, A; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Cherry, K; Dittus, P; Michael, S; Gloppen, K

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1842 - 1847

PubMed ID

  • 22897524

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3490667

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.2011.300578


  • eng