It's a Guy Thing: Boys, Young Men, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Archived Resource

It's a Guy Thing

Please note: This resource has been archived. Although still of value, data or information contained within this resource may no longer be the most currently available. Although girls have traditionally been the major focus of efforts to prevent teen pregnancy, the importance of targeting teen boys and young men is increasingly apparent to researchers, practitioners, parents, and others who work with youth. One of the many reasons for this new focus is that the substantial reductions in teen pregnancy and birth rates in recent years can be attributed, in part, to dramatic shifts in the sexual behavior of boys. 

Publication date: February 2006

Author(s): William Marsiglio, Ph.D., Amy Vastine Ries, MHS, Freya Sonenstein, Ph.D., Karen Troccoli, Molly Whitehead

Suggested Citation(s): Marsiglio, W, Vastine, A. R., Sonenstein, F, Troccoli, K., & Whitehead, M. (2006). It's a Guy Thing: Boys, Young Men, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.