Interim Impacts of the AIM 4 Teen Moms Program

Impact Report from the Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 30, 2015
Reginald D. Covington, Brian Goesling, Christopher Trenholm, Jennifer Manlove, Kate Welti, Pamela Drake, and Jill Glassman

Key Findings:

  • AIM 4 Teen Moms succeeded in reducing rates of unprotected sexual activity among teen mothers.
  • AIM 4 Teen Moms increased teen mothers’ exposure to information on certain types of contraceptive methods.
  • We found no evidence of statistically significant impacts of AIM 4 Teen Moms on school or work engagement, educational aspirations, attitudes toward birth control, or pregnancy intentions.
This study reports interim findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of AIM 4 Teen Moms, a positive youth development program designed to increase contraceptive use and reduce the risk of repeat pregnancy among new teen mothers. The study reports interim impacts of the program on contraceptive use behaviors and rates of unprotected sex measured about a year after the mother had enrolled in the study. The report also examines program impacts on school enrollment or employment status, educational aspirations, and attitudes and intentions regarding contraceptive use.

Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

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Reginald Covington
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Christopher Trenholm
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Brian Goesling
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