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The Role of Research in Enhancing Family Planning and Pregnancy Prevention for Teens

a PSC Research Project

Investigator:   Jennifer S. Barber

For this project, funded by the W. T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program, Jennifer Barber’s goal is to increase the quality of her research on teen pregnancy, and to increase the value of that research for programs attempting to prevent teen pregnancy. Thus, the focus of the proposed fellowship is on the gap between research and practice. As part of this project, Barber spends time at two youth service organizations: a teen pregnancy prevention center in Detroit, and Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. Specifically, Barber attends a variety of activities at each host site, including staff meetings, training meetings, and organizational meetings to design and implement onsite activities, and regular meetings that monitor the effectiveness of the programs. In addition, at the teen pregnancy prevention center, she participates as a facilitator in the three programs run by the center. And, at Planned Parenthood, she makes direct observations of a clinician providing health, contraceptive, and abortion services.

Funding Period: 11/01/2011 to 04/30/2014

Country of Focus: USA

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