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Reproductive & Sexual Health

A Strategic Action Framework for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Combining Contraceptive Hormones and Antiretroviral Drugs to Prevent Pregnancy (2018)

Objective Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of human immunodefic...

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Contraceptive Method Use and Chlamydia Positivity Among California Family Planning Clients: The Case for New Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (2018)

There is unmet need for sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention among young California women using available contraceptive methods, includi...

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Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) 2017 Annual Report (2018)

In 2017, 214 million women around the world had an unmet need for contraception. Meanwhile, over 350 million new sexually transmitted infections (S...

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Where We're Going and Where We've Been: Making the Case for Preventing Sexual Violence (2018)

Share this guide with a tweet: As the #MeToo movement evolves and we consider how best to support survivors, we must work to prevent assault and ab...

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Joining the Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) R&D Field: Technical brief (2017)

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other sexually ...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Product Database (2017)

Women need different kinds of sexual and reproductive health prevention at different times in their lives. Some want to get pregnant but preve...

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Technical Briefs on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (2017)

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)—products designed to deliver protection against HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancy in vari...

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Annual Report 2015: The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) (2016)

  The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) works to foster a world where women and girls have the sexual and re...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): A promising response to current challenges around hormonal contraceptive methods & HIV (Webinar) (2016)

This webinar, from the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), highlights presentations from a panel session presented at the 2016 International Conference on ...

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PHI's Bethany Young Holt Talks MPTs on "Insight With Beth Ruyak" (2016)

Over the past decade, new research and technology has significantly reduced the spread of HIV worldwide. However, in many developing countries and ...

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What's missing from the news on sexual violence? An analysis of coverage, 2011-2013 (2015)

Man convicted in rape case sentenced. Alleged child predator indicted. Sexual harassment endemic in medical work environment. We see the he...

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Ensuring Successful Development and Introduction of MPTs through an Innovative Partnership Approach (2014)

Unintended pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, remain critical public health issues. The Initi...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Maximising Positive Synergies (2014)

In recognition of women’s health as a global priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) has sought to identify actions that can help reduc...

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: Mixed Methods Approach for Improved Case Identification and Cause of Death Analyses (2013)

After several decades of declining rates, maternal mortality has climbed in California. The California Department of Public Health, with help from ...

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Developing Multipurpose Reproductive Health Technologies: An Integrated Strategy (2013)

Women worldwide confront two frequently concurrent reproductive health challenges: the need for contraception and for protection from sexually tran...

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Intervention Effectiveness Research in Adolescent Health Psychology: Methodological Issues and Strategies, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology (2013)

This chapter from the Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology examines the scientific foundations for intervention effectiveness research and its ...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (2013)

Sexually active women can be exposed to various interrelated risks of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although t...

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Prioritizing Multipurpose Prevention Technology Development and Investments Using a Target Product Profile (2013)

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) represent a powerful opportunity to address the unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of women in ...

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Anti-Sex Ed Curriculum Makes the List: Don’t Blame Obama, Blame the System, RH Reality Check (2012)

Heritage Keepers, an abstinence-only-until-marriage program that is medically inaccurate, biased, fear- and shame-based and otherwise inappropriate...

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Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Promote Maternal and Newborn Health (2012)

The rapid expansion of mobile information and communication technologies represents significant potential for increasing a...

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Regression Analysis and Causal Inference: Cause for Concern? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (2012)

This Viewpoints article from Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health provides a critical review of the uses and misuses of regression analys...

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Sexuality Education, Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2012)

This article from the Encyclopedia of Adolescence compares and contrasts two approaches to sexuality education—behavior change approache...

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Teen Births in California: No Time for Complacency (2012)

California’s teen birth rate has dropped below 30 births per thousand for the first time in more than 40 years. Its 2010 rate of 29.0 re...

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Improving the Quality of Maternal and Child Health Services in Indonesia (2011)

The Partnership of Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT and the Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT (J&...

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Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Foster Care (2011)

Adolescence is a critical period of physical and personal growth. As they transition to adulthood, youth experience the social, emotional and physi...

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Sex Education in the U.S. [Interview], Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (2011)

In this interview for the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education, Dr. Norm Constantine responds to questions about the state o...

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2010 California Adolescent Health Progress Report (2010)

This compilation of data presents a multi-year progress report on the health of CalIfornia's adolescents and young adults. Designed for pro...

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Demographic and Psychological Predictors of Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sex (2010)

Sexual communication is a principal means of transmitting sexual values, beliefs, expectations and knowledge between parents and children. Thi...

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Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women (2010)

People in the United States expect the health care they receive to reflect medical practice grounded in evidence and endorsed by scientists and cli...

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Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (2010)

The California Health Interview Survey asked adults ages 18 to 65 a series of questions to identify persons who have experienced intimate partner v...

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Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit (2010)

During adolescence, youth confront new issues that affect their physical, reproductive, and mental health. At the same time, establishing autonomy ...

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Youth: How Well do You Know Your Health Rights and Responsibilities? (2010)

This quiz reviews children and youth's the medical rights and their health responsibilities. Download the quiz.

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Youth: Teen Health Rights and Responsibilities (2010)

This is a valuable resource for health educators working with youth. The document looks like a medical chart and summarizes the "Agreement Bet...

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Chevron and Jhpiego Working in Partnership to Improve Health in Indonesia (2009)

Re-establishing and Sustaining Reproductive Health Care in Aceh after the Tsunami A partnership between Chevron and Jhpiego, an international h...

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No Time for Complacency: Sexual Health Needs of California’s Foster and Transitioning Youth (2009)

Foster and transitioning youth face substantial sexual and reproductive health challenges, but all youth should have one or more trusted adults wit...

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The Partnership of PT Dewhirst, Yayasan Kusuma Buana, Marks & Spencer, and Medika Pratama (2009)

Working Together to Improve the Health of Workers, Their Families, and the Community in Indonesia Indonesia has experienced significant improve...

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Adolescent Preventive Services: Rates and Disparities in Preventive Health Topics Covered During Routine Medical Care in a California Sample (2008)

This article examines rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care for adolescents. Utilizing 2003 Califor...

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Converging Evidence Leaves Policy Behind: Effectiveness of and Support for School-Based Sex Education Programs, Journal of Adolescent Health (2008)

This editorial in the Journal of Adolescent Health reviews two new studies on sexuality education effectiveness and parent support. Implications fo...

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PHI Official Statement for UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Public Health Institute (PHI) welcomes the priority theme of the fifty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women,...

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