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Evidence-Based TPP Programs

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Evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs have been shown, in at least one program evaluation, to have a positive impact on preventing teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, or sexual risk behaviors. Over 35 evidence-based TPP programs have been identified. The programs use different approaches, serve diverse populations in multiple settings, vary in the number of sessions or length of the program, and in the intended outcomes. When selecting a program to implement, organizations should carefully review the information available to ensure that the program under consideration is a good fit.

Each evidence-based TPP program was identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) TPP Evidence Review that used a systematic process for reviewing evaluation studies against a rigorous standard. The evidence review, first conducted in 2009 and most recently updated in February 2015, is led by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Read more about the evidence review process and findings.

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) operates the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program which supports replication of evidence-based TPP programs as well as the development and evaluation of new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy. Read more about OAH-funded programs in communities across the U.S.

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Learn more about the research behind these programs at ASPE.gov