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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

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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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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Delta Health Alliance: Delta Futures Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Describes a program promoting evidence-based, medically accurate public school curricula scheduled to be implemented in all 18 Mississippi Delta rural counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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Pregnancy Options Counseling and Abortion Referrals Among US Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey
Results of a representative survey of 755 primary care physicians, related to their options counseling for unintended pregnancies. Features statistics with breakdowns including residency training area, religious affiliation, current practice type, geographic region, and rural, suburban, or urban location.
Author(s): Kelsey Holt, Elizabeth Janiak, Marie C. McCormick, et al.
Location: Family Medicine, 49(7), 527-536
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Location: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Correlates to Seroprevalent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Among Rural Appalachian Drug Users
Examines HSV-2 seroprevalence among 499 drug users in a rural Appalachian Kentucky county, and relevant demographic, behavioral, and social network factors. Features statistics on demographics, sexual behavior, and drug use.
Author(s): Dustin B. Stephens, April M. Young, Ursula L. Mullins, Jennifer R. Havens
Location: Journal of Medical Virology, 88(3), 512-520.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Differences in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Adolescent Girls in Metropolitan Versus Non-metropolitan Areas: Considering the Moderating Roles of Maternal Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Access
Compares the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) in girls aged 12-17 in metropolitan and nonmeteropolitan areas of the U.S. Analyzes cross-sectional data form the 2008-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Discusses the maternal role as a determining factor in vaccination initiation and completion.
Author(s): Shannon M. Monnat, Danielle C. Rhubart, Sherrie Flynt Wallington
Location: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(2), 315-325
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Community-Based Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Feasibility Study of Rural Appalachian Women
Describes community-based screening program for rural Appalachian women that examines the women's comfort levels and experience self-collecting swabs for HPV testing, whether nurse-guided patient navigation increases the odds of women receiving a traditional Pap test after HPV screening, and explores the hypothesis that women testing positive for oncogenic HPV would be more likely to have a Pap test than those testing negative.
Author(s): Richard A. Crosby, Michael E. Hagensee, Robin Vanderpool, et al.
Location: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 42(11), 607-611
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
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