G2G

An estimated one in four teen women will become pregnant by the time she is 20 years of age. And though rates of teenage pregnancy in the U.S. have largely been on the decline for the last 25 years, they are still significantly higher than those of other industrialized nations. High teen birth rates are not limited to one region or state, but exist throughout the United States.  As such, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs that can be dispatched on a wide scale are urgently needed.

To address this need, we’ve endeavored to develop and rigorously evaluate G2G, a TPP program designed for teen women ages 14-18 years, nationwide.  This program will be delivered in the format that is closest and most familiar to teen women: texting. Text-messaging is cost-effective and will allow for speaking directly to diverse female youth across the country.