Published on in Vol 4, No 4 (2016): Oct-Dec

A Systematic Review of Apps using Mobile Criteria for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (mCAPP)

A Systematic Review of Apps using Mobile Criteria for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (mCAPP)

A Systematic Review of Apps using Mobile Criteria for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (mCAPP)

Authors of this article:

Elizabeth Chen1 Author Orcid Image ;   Emily Rose Mangone2, 3 Author Orcid Image


  1. Timmons S, Shakibnia E, Gold M, Garbers S. MyLARC: A Theory-Based Interactive Smartphone App to Support Adolescents' Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2018;31(3):285 View
  2. Wong C, Madanay F, Ozer E, Harris S, Moore M, Master S, Moreno M, Weitzman E. Digital Health Technology to Enhance Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Preventive Services: Affordances and Challenges. Journal of Adolescent Health 2020;67(2):S24 View
  3. Mao L, Bai W, Huo Y, Zhou Y, Yao C, Xi S, Chen X, Sun Y. Cross-sectional study of contraceptive use among Chinese women of reproductive age: results based on a mobile application (APP)-derived data. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2018;297(5):1193 View
  4. Zhang P, Dong L, Chen H, Chai Y, Liu J. The Rise and Need for Mobile Apps for Maternal and Child Health Care in China: Survey Based on App Markets. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(6):e140 View
  5. Peterson S, Fok W. Mobile technology for family planning. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2019;31(6):459 View
  6. Kalke K, Ginossar T, Shah S, West A. Sex Ed to Go: A Content Analysis of Comprehensive Sexual Education Apps. Health Education & Behavior 2018;45(4):581 View
  7. Marchetti G, Fraiz F, Nascimento W, Soares G, Assunção L. Improving adolescents’ periodontal health: evaluation of a mobile oral health App associated with conventional educational methods: a cluster randomized trial. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2018;28(4):410 View
  8. Tsikouras P, Deuteraiou D, Bothou A, Anthoulaki X, Chalkidou A, Chatzimichael E, Gaitatzi F, Manav B, Koukouli Z, Zervoudis S, Trypsianis G, Galazios G. Ten Years of Experience in Contraception Options for Teenagers in a Family Planning Center in Thrace and Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018;15(2):348 View
  9. Alamoodi A, Garfan S, Zaidan B, Zaidan A, Shuwandy M, Alaa M, Alsalem M, Mohammed A, Aleesa A, Albahri O, Al-Hussein W, Alobaidi O. A systematic review into the assessment of medical apps: motivations, challenges, recommendations and methodological aspect. Health and Technology 2020;10(5):1045 View
  10. Shakibnia E, Timmons S, Gold M, Garbers S. “It's Pretty Hard to Tell Your Mom and Dad That You're on a Method”: Exploring How an App Could Promote Adolescents' Communication with Partners and Parent(s) to Increase Self-Efficacy in Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Use. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2018;31(2):116 View
  11. Brayboy L, McCoy K, Thamotharan S, Zhu E, Gil G, Houck C. The use of technology in the sexual health education especially among minority adolescent girls in the United States. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2018;30(5):305 View
  12. Ingram L, Stafford C, McCollum Q, Isreal M. African American Emerging Adult Perspectives on Unintended Pregnancy and Meeting Their Needs With Mobile Technology: Mixed Methods Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020;8(10):e21454 View
  13. Fernández C, Maturana C, Coloma S, Carrasco-Labra A, Giacaman R. Teledentistry and mHealth for Promotion and Prevention of Oral Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Dental Research 2021;100(9):914 View
  14. Diaz M, Colleen G, Gruver R, Gold M, Maier M, Usseglio J, Garbers S. Providing Contraceptive Health Services to Adolescents and Young Adults by Telemedicine: A Scoping Review of Patient and Provider Perspectives. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2022;35(5):575 View
  15. Muehlmann M, Lienert A, Muehlan H, Stach M, Terhorst Y, Messner E. Digitale Sexualaufklärung: Verfügbarkeit und Evaluation mobiler deutschsprachiger Apps zur Förderung der sexuellen Gesundheit. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung 2021;34(04):197 View
  16. Jurin T, Šoštarić M, Jokić-Begić N, Lauri Korajlija A. mSexHealth: An Overview of Mobile Sexual Health Applications. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 2023;49(2):129 View
  17. Huang K, Kumar M, Cheng S, Urcuyo A, Macharia P. Applying technology to promote sexual and reproductive health and prevent gender based violence for adolescents in low and middle-income countries: digital health strategies synthesis from an umbrella review. BMC Health Services Research 2022;22(1) View
  18. Cartwright A, Alspaugh A, Britton L, Noar S. mHealth Interventions for Contraceptive Behavior Change in the United States: A Systematic Review. Journal of Health Communication 2022;27(2):69 View
  19. Vamos C, Puccio J, Griner S, Logan R, Piepenbrink R, Richardson Cayama M, Lovett S, Mahony H, Daley E. Health literacy needs and preferences for a technology-based intervention to improve college students’ sexual and reproductive health. Journal of American College Health 2024;72(2):477 View
  20. Macharia P, Pérez-Navarro A, Sambai B, Inwani I, Kinuthia J, Nduati R, Carrion C. An Unstructured Supplementary Service Data–Based mHealth App Providing On-Demand Sexual Reproductive Health Information for Adolescents in Kibra, Kenya: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2022;10(4):e31233 View
  21. Jibb L, Amoako E, Heisey M, Ren L, Grundy Q. Data handling practices and commercial features of apps related to children: a scoping review of content analyses. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2022;107(7):665 View
  22. Parmar P, Ryu J, Pandya S, Sedoc J, Agarwal S. Health-focused conversational agents in person-centered care: a review of apps. npj Digital Medicine 2022;5(1) View
  23. Besoain F, Gallardo I. The Mediation Effect of Attitudes for the Association between Thoughts and the Use of Condoms in a Mobile-App Environment: From Thought to Intention. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022;19(20):13631 View
  24. Faught C, Howe C, Raines-Milenkov A, Wagner T. What About Mom? Teen: Usability of a Postpartum App for Teen Mothers. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet 2022;26(3):283 View
  25. Nwolise C, Carey N, Shawe J. Preconception and Diabetes Information (PADI) App for Women with Pregestational Diabetes: a Feasibility and Acceptability Study. Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research 2021;5(4):446 View
  26. Meherali S, Munro S, Puinean G, Salami B, Wong J, Vandermorris A, Benoit J, Flicker S, Okeke-Ihejirika P, Stroulia E, Norman W, Scott S. Co-designing a Sexual Health App With Immigrant Adolescents: Protocol for a Qualitative Community-Based Participatory Action Research Study. JMIR Research Protocols 2023;12:e45389 View
  27. Renteria S. Kontrazeptionsberatung: Die ärztliche Toolbox muss auch für Adoleszentinnen das gesamte Spektrum der reversiblen Verhütungsmethoden beinhalten. Praxis 2023;112(4):211 View
  28. Muehlmann M, Tomczyk S. Mobile Apps for Sexual and Reproductive Health Education: a Systematic Review and Quality Assessment. Current Sexual Health Reports 2023;15(2):77 View
  29. Martín-Payo R, Gonzalez-Mendez X, Carrasco-Santos S, Muñoz-Mancisidor A, Papin-Cano C, Fernandez-Alvarez M. Assessment of content, behavior change techniques, and quality of unintended pregnancy apps in Spain: Systematic search on app stores. DIGITAL HEALTH 2023;9:205520762311735 View
  30. Stifani B, Peters M, French K, Gill R, Ayatollahi H. There’s an App for it: A systematic review of mobile apps providing information about abortion using a revised MARS scale. PLOS Digital Health 2023;2(7):e0000277 View
  31. Meherali S, Bhaumik S, Idrees S, Kennedy M, Lassi Z. Digital Knowledge Translation Tools for Disseminating Sexual and Reproductive Health Information to Adolescents: Protocol for an Evidence Gap Map Review. JMIR Research Protocols 2024;13:e55081 View

Books/Policy Documents

  1. Bull S, Devine S, Shlay J, Hammes A, Schmiege S. Technology and Adolescent Health. View
  2. Luk C. Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures. View
  3. Luk C. Research Anthology on Advancements in Women's Health and Reproductive Rights. View