Adolescent Reproductive Health

Local, state, and federal public and private financial and policy investments in access to sexual and reproductive health for adolescents has been vital in helping to improve outcomes over the past 20 years, resulting in increases in contraceptive use and declines in adolescent pregnancy. School-based health centers are key providers of these services to their student populations in many parts of the county, through their clinical services as well as classroom education. 



Key Adolescent Reproductive Health Publications

Brindis CD, Geierstanger SP, Faxio A. The role of policy advocacy in assuring comprehensive family life education in California. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Dec;36(6):1095-108. doi: 10.1177/1090198109332598. Epub 2009 Apr 14. PMID: 19366884.

Brindis CD, Geierstanger SP, Wilcox N, McCarter V, Hubbard A. Evaluation of a peer provider reproductive health service model for adolescents. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2005 Jun;37(2):85-91. doi: 10.1363/psrh.37.085.05. PMID: 15961362.

Peterson SA (Geierstanger SP). Marriage structure and contraception in Niger. J Biosoc Sci. 1999 Jan;31(1):93-104. doi: 10.1017/s0021932099000930. PMID: 10081240.