3068.0 Emerging Issues of Women's Sexual Health in Diverse Communities

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
The purpose of this oral session is to explore emergent issues in women’s sexual health through innovative public health approaches to improving women’s health and access to health care. The novel approaches to improving women’s sexual health in diverse communities will be explored in the session. Policies that directly impact women’s access to care, such as Title X family planning program, are explored. In addition to legislative policy, an exploration of social determinants of cervical cancer prevention and control informs women’s knowledge of sexually transmitted infection and prevention efforts. Finally, nontraditional therapy options for women’s sexual health will be explored in diverse communities. This interdisciplinary session will explore a variety of women’s sexual health issues through a public health lens.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the role of social determinants and culture on health behavior and preferences; 2. Articulate the evolution of family planning policy and its effect on women’s access to care; and 3. Describe culturally and linguistically-appropriate approaches to women’s sexual health care.

8:50 AM
Chronic homelessness, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections in a cohort of homeless women
Karen Andrene Johnson, PhD candidate, Carol L. M. Caton, PhD, Nabila El-Bassel, DSW, Andrew Gelman, PhD, Eustace Hsu, MA and Ana Zanger
9:10 AM
Does discrimination matter?: Effects of access to care, perceived discrimination, and distrust on cervical cancer prevention and control in South Carolina
Jessica D. Bellinger, PhD, MPH, Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES, Janice C. Probst, PhD, Saundra H. Glover, PhD, Amy B. Martin, DrPH and James W. Hardin, PhD
9:30 AM
Women's intimate health and hygiene in Little Haiti: Traditional therapy options from local Botanicas
Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH, Janelle Menard, PhD, MA, MPH, Jenny Blanco, MPH, Betsy Barton, MA, Martine Lifleur, MPH, PA and James Hnatzysyzn, PhD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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

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