To illustrate how rural adolescents'needs for pregnancy prevention and improved birth outcomes are currently being addressed, and to suggest strategies for future programs.
Local and state-level informants knowledgeable about services to adolescents in the Southeastern United States were identified.
Semistructured interviews were used to determine the program start date and time frame, funding sources, target population, participating counties, implementing agency or organization, specific program services, and status of program activities.
These programs were categorized by the type of services offered and the population targeted.
The most common adolescent services in the rural Southeast attempt either to improve life options of youth, reduce sexual activity, or provide prenatal and postnatal care.
Unlike urban areas where there are a variety of family planning providers, in the rural Southeast, health departments are the primary source of family planning for adolescents.
There are no abortion providers in most rural areas of the Southeast.
The majority of rural programs that include adolescents among the population served are developed for all women rather than specifically for adolescents.
Programs specific to rural adolescents are described.
The majority of programs in the rural Southeast address only selected adolescent health issues. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Service santé, Prévention, Gestation, Organisation santé, Milieu rural, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health service, Prevention, Pregnancy, Public health organization, Rural environment, United States, North America, America, Health system, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0482219
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 03/02/1998.