Adolescent Use of Social Networking to Gain Sexual Health Information

Amy M. Yager, Catherine O'Keefe

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Abstract

Despite national health initiatives to decrease sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents, they remain at high risk. Barriers exist for adolescents seeking sexual health information. They spend a great deal of time using the internet to obtain information and socialize. A social networking site for adolescents, Teen Sexual Health Information, that provides STI information was developed and evaluated in a Midwestern metropolitan county with high rates of adolescent STIs. This project aimed to provide confidential and accurate STI information via the Facebook social networking site to help adolescents make informed decisions about sexual health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-298
Number of pages5
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Social Networking
Reproductive Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Internet
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Adolescent Use of Social Networking to Gain Sexual Health Information. / Yager, Amy M.; O'Keefe, Catherine.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 8, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 294-298.

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