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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Texas STD Surveillance Report
Provides an annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence in Texas. Appendices include data by county of residence for 2010-2017.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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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 from 2011-2015 showing racial and ethnic disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates, and vaccination coverage as of 2016 among female adolescents with breakdowns by urban or rural status and by state.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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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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Louisiana Health Report Card 2017
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): Neil Wilson, Lily Tyndall Snow
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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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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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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