WHERE DO FOSTER YOUTH RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE HIV/PREGNANCY PREVENTION INFORMATION?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211656
Type:
Research Study
Title:
WHERE DO FOSTER YOUTH RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE HIV/PREGNANCY PREVENTION INFORMATION?
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe how and where do foster youth receive comprehensive HIV prevention and pregnancy prevention information. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: Although Adolescents living in foster care must see a primary health care provider every six months, adolescent foster youth continue to have high prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and are at risk for sexually transmitted infections. We used the Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm as a theoretical framework in order to understand foster youths’ intentions to seek risk reduction information. Method: A qualitative approach, using Grounded Theory, was the method of inquiry. Nineteen emancipated former foster youth participated in individual interviews. Results: Many adolescents in foster care did not want to broach the subject of sexual activity with their primary health care provider, especially if the foster parent was in the exam room. Participants reported receiving the most comprehensive HIV prevention and pregnancy prevention information in school-based sex education programs or within their group home setting from community volunteers. Three categories emerged from narrative data: Discomfort Visiting and Disclosing; Receiving and Not Receiving the Bare Essentials; and Learning Prevention from Community Others. Implications: Primary care providers are missing opportunities to provide comprehensive risk reduction and prevention information to youth living in foster care. Schools and other community health agencies are uniquely positioned to offer health promotion and risk reduction education programs to this vulnerable population.
Keywords:
Foster care children; HIV prevention; Pregnancy prevention
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5665
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleWHERE DO FOSTER YOUTH RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE HIV/PREGNANCY PREVENTION INFORMATION?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211656-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to describe how and where do foster youth receive comprehensive HIV prevention and pregnancy prevention information. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: Although Adolescents living in foster care must see a primary health care provider every six months, adolescent foster youth continue to have high prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and are at risk for sexually transmitted infections. We used the Comprehensive Health Seeking and Coping Paradigm as a theoretical framework in order to understand foster youths’ intentions to seek risk reduction information. Method: A qualitative approach, using Grounded Theory, was the method of inquiry. Nineteen emancipated former foster youth participated in individual interviews. Results: Many adolescents in foster care did not want to broach the subject of sexual activity with their primary health care provider, especially if the foster parent was in the exam room. Participants reported receiving the most comprehensive HIV prevention and pregnancy prevention information in school-based sex education programs or within their group home setting from community volunteers. Three categories emerged from narrative data: Discomfort Visiting and Disclosing; Receiving and Not Receiving the Bare Essentials; and Learning Prevention from Community Others. Implications: Primary care providers are missing opportunities to provide comprehensive risk reduction and prevention information to youth living in foster care. Schools and other community health agencies are uniquely positioned to offer health promotion and risk reduction education programs to this vulnerable population.en_GB
dc.subjectFoster care childrenen_GB
dc.subjectHIV preventionen_GB
dc.subjectPregnancy preventionen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:06:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:06:41Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:06:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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