3340.0 Sex and Teens in the 21st Century

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
This interesting session utilizes data directly from the source – the 21st Century teenager. Presentations will include topics such as teens’ recommendations for sexual health education, conflicts about sexual identity, the HPV vaccine, and perceptions of romantic relationships among urban youth.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to: 1) Identify youth recommendations for improving sexual health education, 2) Discuss the connection between worry about sexual preference and trying to get pregnant or trying to get someone else pregnant, 3) Identify the areas where public health professionals can impact HPV vaccination rates
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA and Lauren Radano
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

2:30 PM
Teens talk about sexual health: Findings from a New York State focus group study
Jane L. Powers, PhD, Amanda Purington, MS, Premini Sabaratnam, MPH, Jennifer Sarah Tiffany, PhD, Mary Grenz Jalloh, MPH, MS and Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH
2:55 PM
Relationship between Internal Conflict about Sexual Preference and Pregnancy Intention among Impoverished Adolescents
Alexis Magdalene Inabinet, MA, John Bolland, PhD, Maja Altarac, MD, MPH, PHD and T. Mark Beasley, PhD
3:13 PM
To vaccinate or not?: Using SEM to examine predictors of physicians' intentions to vaccinate against HPV
Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD, Shelly Campo, PhD, John B. Lowe, DrPH,FAHPA,FAAHB, Leslie Dennis, PhD, Sandi Smith, PhD and Julie L. Andsager, PhD
3:31 PM

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)