PARTNRS (Parenting and Relationship Transition and Risk Study) was concluded in March 2012 and sought to understand the sexual and reproductive health of young expectant fathers and their adolescent partners as they transitioned to parenthood. The study involved 296 couples from across the state of Connecticut. Each couple completed a series of interviews during and immediately following the period of pregnancy, answered questions related to their health and relationship, and were tested periodically for STDs. The data collected used for the development of a community based group intervention geared toward strengthening families and decreasing incidences of HIV and other STDs.
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)