104. Comparisons of 2018 And 2022: How do We Talk to Teens About Sexual and Reproductive Health?

The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted delivery of routine sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for adolescents and young adults (AYA), but less is known about what types of AYA experienced more pronounced declines. We used nationally representative data to compare changes in AYA and provide discussions about SRH between 2018 and 2022 among heterosexual and sexual minority (SM) youth. Rates of SRH discussions between provider and patient occurring during AYA health care visits showed room for improvement in 2018, but these numbers dropped even further when surveyed in 2022, especially in sexual minority (SM) patients.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research