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Qualitative evaluation of historical and relational factors influencing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection risks in foster youth

Kym R. Ahrens, Renee Spencer, Mavis Bonnar, Alexis Coatney and Tyson Hall

Children and Youth Services Review, 2016, vol. 61, issue C, 245-252

Abstract: To explore how attitudes, norms, behaviors, responses to early life experiences, and protective factors influence pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection risks from the perspectives of current and former foster youth to inform the development of prevention strategies.

Keywords: Foster care; Foster youth; Sexually transmitted infection; Sexually transmitted disease; Teen pregnancy; Reproductive health; Child welfare; Adolescent (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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