Kathryn K. Havens

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PURPOSE To identify predictors of subsequent infection among a sample of 15- to 19-year-old African-American males attending an urban sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic in the Midwest. METHODS During a 14-month period, 562 youth participated in a brief STD prevention intervention designed to promote condom use. They completed self-administered(More)
A culturally appropriate, theoretically based videotape was developed to promote condom use among African American males, ages 15 to 19, attending a municipal sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic. The videotape's impacts were compared to those achieved by an African American health educator who delivered the same messages during a face-to-face session(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated a mentoring program designed to decrease the risk of repeat pregnancy among unmarried primiparous teens, ages 12-19. METHODS Adolescents (n = 110) completed a battery that assessed sexual/contraceptive behavior; psychological adjustment; and attitudes towards school. Teens were then randomly assigned to a mentor or control(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the impact of two low-dose oral contraceptive pills on compliance and side effects in adolescent patients. STUDY DESIGN The use of a levonorgestrel-containing triphasic pill (N = 114) was compared with that of a monophasic (1 + 35) norethindrone-containing pill (N = 110) at two different sociodemographic(More)
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