Andrea J. Hoopes

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine spirituality as a meaningful construct in adolescents' lives, and to examine the contribution of spirituality above and beyond that of religiosity to depressive symptoms and health-risk behaviors. METHOD A total of 134 adolescents from a suburban high school completed a questionnaire assessing spirituality,(More)
Access to youth friendly health services is vital for ensuring sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and well-being of adolescents. This study is a descriptive review of the effectiveness of initiatives to improve adolescent access to and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) in low- and middle-income countries. We examined four SRHS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods can prevent teen pregnancy yet remain underutilized by adolescents in the United States. Pediatric providers are well positioned to discuss LARCs with adolescents, but little is known about how counseling should occur in pediatric primary care settings. We explored adolescent womens'(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether the updated South African national contraception policy and guidelines adequately address the needs of adolescents. METHODS We used the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and recommendations on ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services as an analytic framework. We assessed the South(More)
BACKGROUND The main objective is to examine how the Paraguayan laws, policies and regulations (hereafter referred to as normative guidance) specifically address adolescents and their contraceptive information and service needs using a human rights analytic framework. It must be noted that this paper examines the adolescent content of national laws, policies(More)
INTRODUCTION The extent that the dual burden of undernutrition and overnutrition affects refugee children before resettlement in the US is not well described. OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of wasting, stunting, overweight, and obesity among refugee children ages 0-10 years at their overseas medical screening examination prior to resettlement in(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the implementation of a program that provides long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) services within school-based health centers (SBHCs) and to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation as reported by SBHC clinicians and administrators, public health officials, and community partners. (More)
PURPOSE Adolescents in rural areas have higher unmet medical needs and receive fewer preventive health care visits than their urban counterparts. This community health assessment aimed to describe adolescent experiences of key components of a medical home in rural Washington. METHODS A cross-sectional survey using questions from two validated measures was(More)
The US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC) and US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (SPR) provide evidence-based guidance to safely provide contraception counseling and services. Both documents were updated in 2016 and are endorsed by the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The purpose(More)