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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations — United States, 2013–2017
Examines cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Includes data by sex, cancer type, and region. Also includes data by cancer type for AI/AN compared to non-Hispanic white populations.
Author(s): Stephanie C. Melkonian, S. Jane Henley, Virginia Senkomago, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(37), 1283-1287
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination Disparities in South Carolina
Fact sheet outlines the rates of HPV vaccination in rural South Carolina. Compares rates of vaccination initiation and completion between metro and nonmetro areas in SC and nationally, as well as by provider type in rural and urban counties in SC.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Virtually Possible: Using Telehealth to Bring Reproductive Health Care to Women with Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Maine
Describes a program implemented by a Maine family planning clinic, in which HIV counseling, contraception, and pregnancy testing and counseling were made available to women with opioid use disorder (OUD) through meetings with a community educator and through telehealth. Explores challenges in receiving OUD care in rural Maine and discusses findings.
Author(s): Terri-Ann Thompson, Katherine A. Ahrens, Leah Coplon
Citation: mHealth
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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HIV and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders
Provides data and statistics on HIV diagnoses among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Discusses current challenges to HIV prevention, and presents an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV prevention efforts.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HIV and American Indians and Alaska Natives
Offers data and statistics on HIV diagnoses among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Lists current challenges to HIV prevention, including cultural stigma and confidentiality concerns that could prevent AI/AN gay and bisexual men from obtaining education and HIV testing, especially in rural communities or on reservations. Presents an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV prevention efforts.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2019 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Rebekah Gee, Alexander Billioux
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Reportable Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Morbidity Responsibility Area
Provides county-level data from the state of Illinois on provisional cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reported during January-March of 2020 compared to January-March of 2019. Includes data breakdowns by demographic characteristics, such as sex, age, and race/ethnicity, as well as STD type, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis, and early syphilis.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Community Health Centers in a Time of Change: Results from an Annual Survey
Summarizes results from the Kaiser Family Foundation/Geiger Gibson 2019 Community Health Center Survey. Explores trends in patient health coverage, healthcare affordability, and health center revenue; social determinants of health; potential implications of Medicaid work requirements; participation in the Title X program; and other challenges facing health centers. Includes rural references throughout. Presents survey response data by urban and rural status in Appendix A.
Author(s): Jessica Sharac, Anne Markus, Jennifer Tolbert, Sara Rosenbaum
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Exploring the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Health Care Experiences among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Who Live in Rural Areas of the Midwest
Study examining access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for rural, Midwestern men who have sex with men (MSM). Draws data from interviews with 34 MSM. Describes availability of PrEP, willingness of providers to prescribe PrEP, and stigma as a barrier to prescribing PrEP in rural areas.
Author(s): Christopher Owens, Randolph Hubach, Deana Williams, et al.
Citation: AIDS Education and Prevention, 32(1), 51-66
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Health Disparities in Rural America: Current Challenges and Future Solutions
Describes health risks experienced by rural people and the problems they face in accessing healthcare in shortage areas, and offers possible solutions. Includes a map showing Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by county, and a list of states allowing full practice authority for nurse practitioners as of 2019.
Author(s): Theresa Capriotti, Tiffany Pearson, Lillian Dufour
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Clinical Advisor
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