Initiative Description: Literature review of school-based health clinics on teenage pregnancy and parenting outcomes. 13 investigations from 1997 to 2006 were included.
Study Results: School-based health clinics provide much-needed education and support to pregnant and parenting teenagers. These clinics play an important role in helping adolescents in their understanding of sexuality and in making responsible choices that can affect their future. nurses can also assist pregnant and parenting teens to accept the responsibilities of parenthood by providing educational programs and resources for financial and legal assistance.
Reference: Strunk, J. A. (2008). The effect of school-based health clinics on teenage pregnancy and parenting outcomes: an integrated literature review. Journal Of School Nursing, 24(1), 13-20.
Level of Evidence: Very Good