Counseling adolescents about contraception: Towards the development of an evidence-based protocol for contraceptive counselors

James Jaccard, Nicole Levitz

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Abstract

Research on contraceptive counseling of adolescents in clinics and service delivery settings is considered. The provider context as well as the developmental context of adolescence is characterized and their implications for contraceptive counseling are explicated. After reviewing research on the effectiveness of contraceptive counseling, it was concluded there is little empirical evidence to support the efficacy of current practices considered as a totality. Twelve principles for effective contraceptive counseling were then derived as a basis for building an evidence-based contraceptive counseling protocol for adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S6-S13
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume52
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Contraception
  • Contraceptive counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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