Findings and Lessons Learned from an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men
Research shows that single-gender programs have an impact on reducing teen pregnancy, yet there are few evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs designed specifically just for men, especially young Black and Hispanic males. To address this gap, Manhood 2.0, a teen pregnancy prevention program, was developed. The program intends to prevent teen pregnancy by increasing participants’ sexual and reproductive health knowledge, enhancing their understanding of healthy and equitable gender norms, and improving their self-efficacy to communicate with their partners about sex and contraception. This research-to-practice brief describes an evaluation of the Latin American Youth Center’s Manhood 2.0 program. The study was conducted from November 2017 to July 2018 and recruited 110 Black and Latino young men, ages 15 to 18, in Washington D.C. The brief describes study findings and participants’ reports of the long-term benefits of participating in the Manhood 2.0 program, including receiving the knowledge and communication skills they need to comfortably discuss birth control with their partners and the importance of obtaining consent.
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