142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes - AYA male toolkit

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oral
Background Not only are reproductive health and family planning resources for male adolescents lacking but adolescent and young adult (AYA) males do not typically seek out care, nor are primary health care providers who may interact with them knowledgeable about the barriers and risk factors that AYA males face. There is a tremendous need for a comprehensive set of practice guidelines for primary health care providers to adequately address the health care needs of AYA males. Methods Members of the Partnership for Male Youth (PMY) conducted an extensive literature search of PubMed and other medical literature databases combined with a Google database search as well as contributions from medical researchers and clinicians. The PMY is a transdisciplinary team of nationally known clinicians and researchers from the fields of pediatrics, family medicine, adolescent medicine, sexual and reproductive health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, substance use, trauma, violence and urology. Results The result was the development of a Health Provider Toolkit designed to provide tools for both health care practitioners who serve AYA males between the ages of 10 and 26. It incorporates an AYA male health checklist and clinical guidelines that have been developed by other individuals and organizations. Conclusion The toolkit does not include the full range of perceived health care needs of AYA males, simply because research has not yet been conducted in many of those areas. The initial practice toolkit is designed to be as comprehensive as possible, limited only by the extent of known credible published scientific literature.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the state of health among adolescent and young adult males (between the ages of 10 and 26); 2) Demonstrate the importance of preconception care for adolescent and young adult males; 3) List a Health Provider Toolkit designed to provide tools for both health care practitioners who serve adolescent and young adult males 4) Identify an online database of scientific literature on adolescent and young adult males
Organizer:
Moderator:

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Black Menís Health Initiative
Allen Herman, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights