The Center on the Developing Adolescent in the News

Adolescent Girls Help Forge a New Path to Improving Access to Contraception and Reducing Unintended Pregnancies.

WASHINGTON, DC / NUSA DUA, INDONESIA – January 25th, 2016 – Today, as Population Services International (PSI) joins global health experts at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Adolescents 360 project. By applying a user-centered approach, with youth involvement throughout, this initiative aims to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in developing countries.

The four-year $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, is implemented by PSI and consortium members: IDEO.org, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, Triggerise and Ogilvy & Mather Africa. Working in three focus countries with PSI/Ethiopia, PSI/Tanzania and Society for Family Health, a PSI independent member in Nigeria, the initiative will develop cost-effective solutions to delivering high quality, affordable and accessible voluntary contraceptive information and services to adolescent girls.

Posted on January 25, 2016

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – Special Section on The Developmental Neuroscience of Adolescence

This special section of DCN includes two reviews that revisit and update two seminal models of adolescent brain development and four invited commentaries that explore the merits and limitations of current adolescent brain development models. Together, these papers and commentaries provide an impressive range of ideas about models and suggestions as to how best to refine and extend these to advance the developmental science of adolescence.

Posted on January 6, 2016

Ahna Suleiman Interview with KPCC

Ahna Suleiman, the Coordinating Director of the Center on the Developing Adolescent, talks with Alex Cross at the NPR Southern California affiliate KPCC about the new CDC reports that adolescents are engaging in sex later and using more contraception than ever before.

Posted on July 30, 2015