• Description

Plain Talk was like no other pregnancy prevention program tried before. It investigated whether one could create an environment in America where adults in a teen's daily life would provide them with the information and encouragement to protect themselves sexually. The program also explored whether teens with easy access to contraceptives would act more responsibly protecting themselves, be less likely to get pregnant, and have fewer STDs than if communication and access were limited. The answer given in this report is, "yes," but creating this environment is much slower and more arduous than expected.

Adult Communication and Teen Sex: Changing a Community