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Brief Intervention to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unintended Pregnancies: Protocol of a Mixed Methods Feasibility Study

Citation

Stephenson, Rob; Metheny, Nicholas; Goldenberg, Tamar; Bakunina, Nataliia; De Vasconcelos, Sofia; Blondeel, Karel; Kiarie, James; & Toskin, Igor (2020). Brief Intervention to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unintended Pregnancies: Protocol of a Mixed Methods Feasibility Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(3), e15569. PMCID: PMC7093772

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sexual well-being is fundamental to physical and emotional health, and the ability to achieve it depends on access to comprehensive sexuality information and high-quality sexual health care from evidence-informed, nonjudgmental providers. Adequate and timely delivery of these components to individuals who are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and unintended pregnancies promotes sexual health and mitigates consequences arising from risky sexual behavior. Brief interventions that allow health care providers to improve the information available to clients and motivate and help them to develop risk-reduction skills are seen as efficient ways to improve knowledge, change client behavior, and reduce provider stigma regarding sexual health.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/15569

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JMIR Research Protocols

Author(s)

Stephenson, Rob
Metheny, Nicholas
Goldenberg, Tamar
Bakunina, Nataliia
De Vasconcelos, Sofia
Blondeel, Karel
Kiarie, James
Toskin, Igor

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

3

Pages

e15569

PMCID

PMC7093772

Reference ID

12691