3275.0 Ensuring the health and human rights of adolescent girls

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session includes three presentations which add to the knowledge base about negative health indicators for female adolescents (e.g., abuse history, less control in sexual relationships, and lack of education on normal body function) and a fourth presentation which describes efforts to strengthen the capacity of civil society leaders to advocate for adolescent girls, The Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI). Each presentation offers recommendations for improving the health and human rights of young women, including early educational interventions, further research, risk-reduction interventions, and advocacy strategies.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify health risk factors for adolescent girls. 2. Describe strategies to advance the wellbeing of adolescent girls by strengthening the capacity of civil society leaders as advocates. 3. Discuss recommendations for improving the health of adolescent girls.
Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH

12:50 PM
Impact of abuse history on adolescent African American females' current HIV/STD-associated behaviors and psychosocial mediators of HIV/STD risk
April Young, MPH, Jennifer L. Brown, PhD, Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, Jessica Sales, PhD, Eve S. Rose, MSPH and Gina M. Wingood, ScD, MPH
1:10 PM
Out of Control: Factors associated with perceived relationship control among African-American adolescent girls
Teaniese L. Davis, MPH, Lorin S. Boyce, MA, Jessica M. Sales, PhD, Eve S. Rose, MSPH and Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
1:30 PM
Pelvic health knowledge, perceptions and behavior among urban adolescent females
Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, PhD, MPH, Missy Lavender, MBA and Rachel O'Conor, BS

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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