142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Letís hear it for the boys: Continuing the conversation about gender-focused views of sexual health (a collaborative session with the Women's Caucus and the Men's Health Caucus)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This joint session between the Menís Health Caucus and Womenís Caucus is a follow-up session to last yearís groundbreaking session on gender-focused views of sexual health. This yearís panelists will represent some of the premier organizations working to ensure that both men and women are included in programs focused on improving reproductive health, including Advocates for Youth, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The session will specifically focus on (1) engaging young men in sexual and reproductive health promotion, though such initiatives as the Men on a Mission Challenge Campaign; (2) developing interventions with the stages of change in which men reside in mind, as seen with the Bedsider.org birth control support network; (3) examining the characteristics of men who report ever getting a woman pregnant as support for why these evidence-based approaches are needed for young males; and (4) exploring strategies underway in one southern state to better understand gender differences in teen pregnancy prevention programming.
Session Objectives: Discuss the stage of change theory and its applicability to interventions for men Explain limitations of conventional campaigns intended to engage men in issues related to sexual health promotion or healthy relationships. Describe the characteristics of male adolescents who report ever getting a female pregnant Describe strategies being used in one southern state to attempt to better engage the fathers of children born to teen mothers
Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES

What about the boys? Examining the characteristics of male teens who report ever getting a female pregnant
Shanna Cox, MSPH, Karen Pazol, PhD, Lee Warner, PhD, Alison Spitz, MPH, Lisa Romero, PhD and Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum

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

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