• Screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors in Utah's Juvenile Justice Population: Results and Implications for Practice

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Compared with adults, sexually active adolescents are at higher risk of acquiring chlamydia and gonorrhea. Additionally, sex trafficking and sexual violence are serious public health problems. Before this project, no data on the sexual behaviors of adolescents within Utah's Juvenile Justice System had been gathered in a systematic manner that provided a population-based perspective.From July 1, 2015, through December 30, 2016, nurses and staff in 18 Utah Juvenile Justice facilities screened all youth admitted to their facilities.
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