June 27, 2017

Category: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Be in the Know with all things on preventive services for Adolescents and Young Adults. The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center is delighted to announce our first newsletter! This newsletter will provide the latest news in adolescent and young adult health, plus updates on available resources and technical support. SUBSCRIBE to the…

NAHIC’s Director, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, spoke with Today.com about “The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20s,” including a lack of attention to bone health and not obtaining care through a primary care provider. Read the July 2015 article HERE.

This paper, released October 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations…

In this 2015 review article, authors examined how teen childbearing rates are related to state policy in five areas: education, sex education, public assistance, access to abortion services and access to family planning. This review of 13 studies identified associations between teen birth rates in the following areas: In family planning access: adolescent enrollment in…

The past decade has witnessed a tremendous expansion of research and resources on “what works” to improve adolescent health. Despite the greater selection of effective programs and practical tools, this valuable implementation information is difficult to locate in one place. This resource has two aims: To serve as a guide to communities and practitioners for locating effective adolescent health interventions; To identify selected “implementing tools” designed to help communities implement evidence-based programs.

This policy analysis, coauthored by NAHIC’s Claire Brindis, discusses school-based sex education for adolescents. It argues that policy makers should take a scientific approach by using developmental neuroscience to policies surrounding this matter. The authors suggest that developments in the field of neuroscience can be used to inform innovative approaches to sex education policy and…

This brief by Child Trends (created through a partnership with NAHIC) identifies 46 out-of-school time programs that have shown positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. Outcome categories include behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, social-emotional health, life skills, education, and physical health.

This 2012 research brief uses state-level data to examine declines in the teen birth rate over 19 years, from 1991 to 2009, including the uptick in 2006 and 2007.

This 2007 article summarizes the key health issues surrounding male sexual health, including risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections.