5133.0 Sexual and Preconception Health: Youth Empowerment towards Healthy Choices and Risk Reduction

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session will advance knowledge from the field regarding a variety of topics around Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual and Preconception Health. Session topics have implications for improving youth empowerment through out of school time programs; addressing the gap between women's health and adolescent health for sexual and reproductive health education and services; supporting parent-youth communication about these topics; and understanding HPV knowledge and awareness among first year (freshmen) college students. Taken together, the four presentations relate to several relevant Healthy People 2020 objectives to improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults.
Session Objectives: - Describe the significance of the amount and quality of participation in out-of-school time programs and risk reduction. - Identify strategies for bridging the gap between women's and adolescent preventive health efforts focusing on preconception health concepts. - Identify parent - centered strategies and awareness toward communication with youth about sexual health. - Describe variations in awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and vaccine uptake in incoming first-year university students.
Trina Anglin, MD, PhD

11:30 AM
HPV/HPV vaccine understanding of incoming college freshman and implications for male students
Lauren D. Arnold, PhD, MPH, Betsy Foy, EdD, CHES, Melissa Ruwitch, BA, Hallie Steinfeld and Alan Glass, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Women's Caucus, Community Health Workers

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