D2F Pregnancy Prevention Program Evaluation: Findings from U of C Chapin Hall First Baseline Survey

Baseline Data Release Alert!

Teen Pregnancy Prevention through a Holistic Ecological Model

In a desire to measure our impact through more rigorous evaluation, Demoiselle 2 Femme has partnered with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to examine teen pregnancy prevention through a holistic youth development approach. The research is funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) of the Administration for Children and Families under the Affordable Care Act.

Using the Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP’s 3-D PRIDE curriculum as the intervention along with our holistic services (personal development, mentorship, college/career access, service learning, educational and cultural field trips) we are striving to delay sexual activity, pregnancy and STIs among teen girls. Through the conduits of these services, girls gain self-sufficiency and access to explore a world of opportunities for a healthier future.

To view the full baseline Chapin Hall report please click here. For further information on research and evaluation of our programs visit our website www.demoiselle2femme.org

Cervical Cancer Awareness & Prevention…What do you know?

Happy New You D2F Catalyst Readers!!!

Cervical Cancer and the Urban Community Quick Facts

  • Out of the 12,000 women diagnosed each year, Hispanic women are ranked highest for diagnosed cases of cervical cancer
  • Over 40% of the black women diagnosed with cervical cancer this year will die from the disease.

This month the health and wellness community highlights cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.  HPV can also lead to cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, throat and penis; however cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers. Yet, we (black women)  are still dying at a  disproportionate rate than any other race.  Research illustrates that the black community is, in fact, knowledgeable about cervical cancer (what it is and how it is caused) yet, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to prevention measures (vaccinations and screening test/exams). So let’s discuss…I want to hear what you think before we discuss and respond to what research says you think!

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Thank You:)