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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Doulas Provide Support for Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Communities
Features a New Mexico doula program that reaches American Indian, Hispanic, and other populations who lack nearby labor/delivery units, a Minnesota program helping moms experiencing incarceration, and a North Dakota program training postpartum doulas to care for families impacted by opioid use disorder and other substance use.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Deep South: Trends from 2008-2019
Report examining disparities in HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates, mortality, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, federal funding, demographics, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the South, including rural HIV disparities.
Author(s): Susan S. Reif, Haley Cooper, Molly Warren, Elena Wilson
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Southern AIDS Coalition
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2020 Annual (January–December) Infectious Disease Report
Highlights the number of cases of infectious diseases occurrence in different regions of Alaska in 2020. Looks at diseases such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and Lyme disease, among many others.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 10
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Department of Health, Alaska Division of Public Health
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Need for Contraceptive Services Among Women of Reproductive Age — 45 Jurisdictions, United States, 2017–2019
Reports on the ongoing or potential need for contraceptive services among women age 18-49 by state, age group, race/ethnicity, and urban-rural status.
Author(s): Lauren B. Zapata, Karen Pazol, Kathryn M. Curtis, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(25), 910-915
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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-December of 2021 compared to January-December of 2020. 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: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Texas Women and Women's Health Providers: Metro v. Non-Metro
Report on the number of women's health providers in rural and urban areas of Texas. Includes a county-level breakdown of the ratio of providers per 100,000 people as well as counties with no providers. Also includes a comparison of the number of types of providers and average ages between rural and urban areas.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Incidence of Late Stage Female Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer in Montana
Report highlights rates of cervical, colorectal, and female breast cancer in Montana. Details rates of colorectal cancer in men and women, rates of colorectal cancer, and rates of cancer screening. Includes breakdowns of data by public health region.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Declines in Infant Mortality in Appalachia and the Delta: 1995-1996 Through 2017-2018
Compares infant mortality nationwide to rates in the Delta and Appalachia, examining maternal demographic changes including age, race, and ethnicity. Draws data from the National Vital Statistics System.
Citation: National Vital Statistics Reports, 70(6), 1-13
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Empowering our People: Predictors of Retention in an STI Risk Reduction Program among Rural Native Americans with Binge Substance Use
Examines retention factors for Native Americans who have experienced binge substance use and who participate in sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk reduction programs. Discusses connection between substance use and STI risk behavior in rural Native communities and analyzes data for 150 participants of an STI risk reduction program.
Author(s): Lauren Tingey, Summer Rosenstock, Rachel Chambers, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 38(2), 323-335
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Key Findings from the 2020 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents selected findings from the 2020 KFF Women's Health Survey with a focus on coverage and use of reproductive and sexual health services. Discusses the use and coverage of contraceptives, access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, sexual and reproductive health counseling and education, and more. Includes rural data throughout.
Author(s): Brittni Frederiksen, Usha Ranji, Alina Salganicoff, Michelle Long
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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