“Findings and Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men” provides a brief introduction to the Manhood 2.0 intervention, describes Child Trends’ approach to evaluating Manhood 2.0, and provides implementation and evaluation successes and lessons learned for program evaluators and implementors in the teen pregnancy prevention field.
Despite young men’s crucial role in preventing unintended teen pregnancy, there are few evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs designed specifically for young men in the United States. To address this gap, Child Trends conducted a rigorous evaluation of Manhood 2.0, an innovative teen pregnancy prevention program developed by Promundo for young men and adapted from its flagship program, Program H. The program examines rigid gender norms and partner communication about sex, focuses on intimate partner violence prevention, and supports female partners in contraceptive use.
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) implemented Manhood 2.0 in Washington, DC from November 2017 to July 2018, with young men ages 15 to 18. For this evaluation, Child Trends and LAYC recruited mostly Black and Latino young men from the broader Washington, DC metropolitan area through LAYC and local high schools.