Who do teens look up to in their neighborhoods? adults' and youths' opinions about socio-emotional support and role models in communities with elevated and declining teen birth rates
Learning Areas:Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the differences and similarities in perceptions about role-models, socio-emotional support, and parents’ supervision between youth and adults. Identify sources of socio-emotional support available to youth in different communities. Identify possible mechanisms through which youth-adult interactions are related to attitudes about teen pregnancy and sexual risk behaviors . Discuss barriers and facilitators to foster healthy youth-adult interactions and prevent teen pregnancy. This abstract is submitted as part of a pre-arranged panel entitled California Hot Spot study: insights into neighborhood level factors associated with teen pregnancy.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Health, Pregnancy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted quantitative and qualitative studies focusing on womenâs attitudes and experiences obtaining safe abortion services, emergency contraception and STIs prevention methods in Latin American countries. I have also conducted research on access to reproductive health services among adults and youth Latinas in the United States.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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