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August 9, 2021

Parent-Based Sexual Health Promotion and Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevention for Youth

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 3School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
JAMA Pediatr. Published online August 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2429

After increasing for consecutive years, reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US are at an all-time high,1 with adolescents and young adults (AYA) aged 15 to 24 years accounting for approximately half of all incident STIs, but only one-quarter of the sexually active population.1 STI disparities among AYA, including ethnic and racial, sexual, and gender minority youth, remain of particular concern.1

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