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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Risk and Protective Factors for Unprotected Intercourse Among Rural African American Young Adults
Focuses on heterosexual intercourse among African American young adults aged 18-21 in seven rural Georgia counties, 2007-2008. Includes breakdowns by gender, employment status, family and peer relationships, interpersonal characteristics, substance use, and protective factors.
Author(s): Steven M. Kogan, Gene H. Brody, Yi-fu Chen, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(5)
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Use in Appalachian Kentucky: A Survey of Rural Health Department Clients
Analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from patients screened for hepatitis B and hepatitis C at four health departments in rural Kentucky in 2006-2007. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, education, employment, marital status, government assistance, insurance, and various risk factors linked to drug use and sexual activity.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Claudia Hopenhayn, Amy Christian, Deana McIntosh, Alvaro Koch
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(1)
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals
Analyzes, solves, and anticipates healthcare ethics dilemmas to provide general ethics information and related guidance for clinicians and administrators of rural health care facilities.
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Community & Family Medicine
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: Pacific Island United States Territories, 2007
Summarizes results from surveys of students in grades 9-12 conducted in five territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau, during January-June 2007.
Author(s): Jaclynn Lippe, Nancy Brener, Laura Kann. et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summary, 57(SS12), 28-56
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Frontier Youth: Living on the Edge
Overview of high-risk behaviors among rural and frontier youth, including teen alcohol and substance use and abuse, weapons carrying and violence, sexual activity, violent behavior and victimization, suicide, and educational attainment and dropout rates.
Date: 04/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Unspoken Crimes: Sexual Assault in Rural America
A report focused on sexual assault from a rural perspective. Includes barriers to reporting and services, data and statistics, challenges for rural advocates and law enforcement officials, and examples of programs that have been successful in rural communities.
Author(s): Susan H. Lewis
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
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Health Disparities in American Indian or Alaska Native People
Offers data and statistics on HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis diagnoses among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Highlights infection rates among AI/AN populations and compares them to Whites. Presents links to further information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board - Native Health Resources
Provides culturally competent public health resources and materials pertaining to infectious disease prevention, youth and adolescent health, and reproductive health, among others for programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
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HIV, STDs, and TB in the Texas-Mexico Border Region
Report comparing the rates of HIV, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis in the Texas-Mexico Border Region with all other regions of Texas. Discusses poverty, health insurance status, race and ethnicity, mortality, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator
Provides a tool for identifying HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing services, health centers and locations offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), housing providers, and other services such as mental health and substance use treatment services near a particular location.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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