Adolescent sexual health

Sex ed programs that share information about clinical services reduce perceived barriers to care

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from the Institute for Health Policy Studies examines whether sex ed programs that provide information about local services can help reduce perceived barriers to care.

Young people are more concerned about pregnancy than STIs

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Bridging the gap between sex education and clinical services

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

How the COVID pandemic impacted young people’s romantic and sexual relationships

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

The judicial bypass process delays abortion for adolescents

UCSF Bixby Center

In 37 states, young people ages 17 and under who need an abortion must involve one or both parents in their decision.

Understanding how communities impact adolescent childbearing

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to understand community-level factors associated with the substantial decline in adolescent births in California from 2000-2014.

Neighborhoods matter: how neighborhoods impact adolescent health

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Institute for Health Policy Studies aims to provide a clearer understanding of the role of communities in shaping adolescents' health.

New tools needed to make sure youth-friendly reproductive health services are effective

UCSF Bixby Center

Young people urgently need access to quality reproductive health services, yet they are often an underserved population.

Removing immigrant fathers harms sexual health and wellbeing of their daughters

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado School of Nursing and Goleen Samari of ANSIRH shows that policies that keep families together and give them access to employment directly affect children and adolescents. Exploitation of immigrants and policies that separate families undermine their sexual and reproductive health.

Parental notification law in Illinois has troubling consequences for minors

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study by UCSF’s ANSIRH and Institute for Health Policy Studies examines the impacts of the parental notification law in Illinois and shows that increased parental involvement did not increase parental support or the minor’s certainty about her decision.