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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Community Health Centers and Family Planning in an Era of Policy Uncertainty
Report discusses a study assessing community health centers' role in providing access to contraception and family planning services in rural and underserved areas. Details the role of the Title X family planning program and Medicaid in providing access.
Author(s): Susan F. Wood, Julia Strasser, Jessica Sharac, et al.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Longer-Term Impacts of "Reducing the Risk" in Kentucky
Presents evidence on two-year outcomes among students in rural Kentucky high schools who participated in a program designed to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Joanne Lee, Robert G. Wood, Susan Zief
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Receipt of a Sexual Risk Assessment From a Doctor or Medical Care Provider in the Past Year Among Women and Men Aged 15–44 With Recent Sexual Activity
Reports on receipt of sexual risk assessments among sexually active men and women aged 15-44, based on 2011–2015 data from the National Survey of Family Growth. Includes data by urban and rural patient residence.
Author(s): Casey E. Copen
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011–2015
Examines age of first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use for urban and rural women aged 18-44.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Kimberly Daniels, Gladys M. Martinez, Colleen N. Nugent
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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The HPV Vaccine: Access and Use in the U.S.
Fact sheet discussing HPV and related cancers, HPV vaccines, insurance coverage, and access. Includes statistics showing racial and ethnic disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates, and vaccination coverage among female adolescents with breakdowns by urban or rural status and by state.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Implementing a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in Rural Kentucky
Describes efforts of 2 local health departments to implement a high school curriculum to help prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in a 13-county area of rural Kentucky.
Author(s): Rachel Shapiro, Robert G. Wood
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Early Impacts of "Reducing the Risk" in Kentucky
Reports on the short-term impacts of a comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention program provided at rural high schools in Kentucky.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Robert G. Wood, Joanne Lee, Susan Zief
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Selected Special Statistics Stillbirths and Infant Deaths Kansas, 2015
Report of long-term progress on infant mortality in the state of Kansas from 2010-2015. Includes data and statistics about cause of death, demographics, gestational age, plurality, prenatal care, and geographical location (urban/rural).
Author(s): Julia Soap, Greg Crawford
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: SMART Program
Describes the Set Morals and Resist Temptations (SMART) program, promoting evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education for youth ages 11-19 in 4 high-need rural Southeast Oklahoma counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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