Why do young women get tested for sexually transmitted infections? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

@article{Myers2011WhyDY,
  title={Why do young women get tested for sexually transmitted infections? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.},
  author={Jaime L Myers},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1225-31}
}
PURPOSE Public health officials promote sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing as a method to reduce the morbidity of STIs. The purpose of this study was to examine what factors are associated with STI testing among young women across various types of STIs and to compare relative influences of factors across models. METHODS A secondary data analysis of data from Add Health Wave III was conducted (n=2629). Explanatory factors highlighted in qualitative literature were operationalized and… CONTINUE READING