CitationStephenson, 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
AbstractBACKGROUND: 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJMIR Research Protocols
De Vasconcelos, Sofia