New research from the Institute for Health Policy Studies convened focus groups of youth from highly affected and underserved groups to explore their concerns and attitudes about the risks and consequences of pregnancy and STIs.
California is the only known state to formally incorporate clinical information into adolescent sexual health programs. Bixby researchers talked to young people around the state to hear their thoughts on this clinical info and their suggestions for improvement.
We don’t know much yet about how the pandemic impacted their romantic and sexual relationships, which can have implications for young people’s development. New Bixby Center research is one of the first studies to examine the immediate impacts of social distancing on those relationships.