Alaska Native and rural youth views of sexual health: a focus group project on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy.

@article{Leston2012AlaskaNA,
  title={Alaska Native and rural youth views of sexual health: a focus group project on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy.},
  author={Jessica D Leston and Cornelia Jessen and Brenna C. Simons},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          1-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND The disparity in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy between Alaska Native (AN) and non-AN populations, particularly among young adults and females, is significant and concerning. Focus groups were conducted to better understand the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of rural Alaska youth (both AN and non-AN) and communities regarding STDs, HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy and to determine the best methods to educate and facilitate… CONTINUE READING

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