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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 2015–2019
Examines contraception use among sexually active women aged 15-49. Utilizes 2015-2019 National Survey of Family Growth data and provides breakdowns by contraception type, race/ethnicity, education, religious affiliation, and urban versus rural residence.
Author(s): Kimberly Daniels, Joyce C. Abma
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Self-Collection for Primary HPV Testing: Perspectives on Implementation From Federally Qualified Health Centers
Analyzes feedback from clinical staff, administrative staff, and leadership in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) regarding the implementation of primary testing for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) by self-collection. Utilizes focus group and interview data from 6 North Carolina FQHCs about themes such as increased screening rates, accuracy of self-collection results, workflow disruptions, financial implications, impacts on clinic quality measures, and more. Includes feedback from rural FQHCs.
Author(s): Amanda Le, Catherine Rohweder, Stephanie B. Wheeler, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Rural and Urban Variations in Pap Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A poster presentation that shows data on rural and urban receipt of Pap screenings between 2019 and 2022. Utilizes National Cancer Institutes HINT data to examine demographic differences and disparities in preventative cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Amanda T. Wiggins, Tyrone F. Borders
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Hawaii: FY 2024 Application/FY 2022 Annual Report
Describes Hawaii's maternal and child health programs, which include priorities related to family planning, food security, rates of child abuse and neglect, health screenings for children, wellness visits and vaccination, mental healthcare, telehealth access, and more. Discusses healthcare access issues for rural residents, activities by the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Medicaid provider shortages, and other rural-relevant issues.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Acceptability and Readiness to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination at Ages 9–10 Years: A Feasibility Study among North Carolina Clinics
Examines the recommendation of vaccinating against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in children 9-10 years old. Analyzes feedback from providers in 2 rural North Carolina primary clinics about their perceptions regarding this recommendation.
Author(s): Nadja A. Vielot, Robyn M. Lane, Kaitlyn Loefstedt, et al.
Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9,153
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Bridging the Gaps in Women's Primary Care for Those Treated at a Residential Drug Treatment Facility in Southwest Ohio
Analyzes access to primary healthcare for women in a residential substance use disorder (SUD) facility in rural Southwest Ohio. Considers factors such as substance use, mental health, sexual transmitted infections (STIs), and reproductive health in relation to primary care needs.
Author(s): Anna Squibb, Bradley Subler, Tongfan Wu, Vijay K. Rings, Khadijah C. Collins
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 6(1)
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Public Health Association
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State Differences in Recommended Components of Care Received During Postpartum Visits for Rural and Urban Residents, 2016-2019
Policy brief measuring state-level differences in receipt of recommended postpartum care components for urban and rural residents, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Features statistics on the median number of postpartum care components with breakdowns by state and rurality, and state-level maps with shadings showing frequency of screening for depression, smoking, abuse, and counseling for contraception, eating and exercise, and birth spacing.
Author(s): Julia D. Interrante, Phoebe Chastain, Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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2023 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report
Highlights the rates of pregnancies and births among Minnesota adolescents from 1990-2021, and sexually transmitted infections from 2010-2022. Features sections on racial/ethnic disparities, adolescent sexual health and COVID-19, and geographic disparities between urban and rural areas, including a county-level map showing counties with the highest chlamydia and gonorrhea rates among adolescents.
Author(s): Jill Farris, H. Olson
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota
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Native LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit Resources
Presents a list of organizations and resources for LGBTQ+ and two-spirited people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Features resources for youth, parents and caregivers, schools, and providers, among others.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Nurses' Perceptions, Experiences, and Practices Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey in Montana
Analyzes the roles and perceptions of nurses in administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in predominantly rural and medically underserved areas. Examines data from 227 nurse respondents in Montana about their experiences and beliefs related to HPV, with a focus on barriers and facilitators of vaccine uptake.
Author(s): Juthika Thaker, Alexandria N. Albers, Sophia R. Newcomer
Citation: BMC Nursing, 22, 211
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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