Research Review: Sexual Health Disparities Among Disenfranchised Youth
This series of research briefs addresses sexual health disparities among seven subpopulations of youth,
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New Perspective on Youth Sexual Health
The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan, coordinated by the statewide Teen Pregnancy Prevention/Adolescent Sexual Health Partnership (TPP/SHP), a coalition of state, county and community advocates and non-profit organizations, is a holistic action plan to address all aspects of youth sexual health.
Built on a foundation of scientific evidence, incorporating findings of current health and youth development research, Oregon youth-lead research, and community forums with hundreds of participants, the Plan emphasizes our responsibility to provide youth with accurate information and skill-building opportunities so that they may chose behaviors that nurture healthy relationships, prevent unwanted pregnancies and decrease risk of sexually transmitted infections.
The plan provides a resource for communities to identify effective strategies, collaborate with local partners, and find the latest research and language that can be used to seek grants and other resources for new and existing programs.
Most importantly, the Plan looks at youth as a resource, not as a problem.