Quaranteenagers: A Single Country Pandemic Curfew Targeting Adolescents in Turkey
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020 [1]. Almost every country around the world has established new measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Within countries, the practices of COVID-19 –related curfews and quarantines vary widely depending on the national responses to the pandemic. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Nuray Kanbur, Sinem Akg ül Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

School-Based Health Centers: At the Intersection of Health and Education
School-based health centers (SBHCs) have emerged over the last 50 years as a cost-effective service delivery model that improves health care access and outcomes for youth, particularly those in underserved communities [1,2]. There are more than 2,500 SBHCs throughout the U.S., providing access to care for approximately 10% of public school students on or near their school campuses [3]. SBHCs provide primary and preventive health care, often in combination with mental health, reproductive health, vision, and dental care, as well as broader services to the school community through youth development programs, health education...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Samira Soleimanpour Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Critical Reflections on COVID-19 Communication Efforts Targeting Adolescents and Young Adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends social distancing (We use the term social distancing in concordance with the CDC, but note the call to shift to the use of physical distancing as a more appropriate term) as a prevention strategy for COVID-19; however, there is evidence this recommendation has not been taken seriously by adolescent and young adult (AYA) populations. One public example of this was the participation of many students in traditional Spring Break activities at a time when the World Health Organization had already declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the U.S. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Anne Abbott, Natoshia Askelson, Aaron M. Scherer, Rima A. Afifi Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Multisectoral Programming for Adolescent Health and Well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa —Insights From a Symposium Hosted by UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Recognizing that the physical, mental, and social well-being of adolescents is influenced by interrelated social, environmental, and economic factors, there is growing consensus globally on the need for programming that works across sectors to achieve broad and sustained adolescent health and well-being outcomes [1 –3]. In May 2019, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) convened a symposium on intentional multisectoral programming to advance adolescent health and well-being in sub-Saharan Africa, where adolescents aged 10 –19 years comprise 23% of the popu...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Yvette Efevbera, Jumana Haj-Ahmed, Joanna Lai, Gwyn Hainsworth, Marcy Levy, Nicole Sirivansanti, Apio Winnie, Mohammed Zurak, Suzanne Petroni Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Cross-National Time Trends in Adolescent Mental Well-Being From 2002 to 2018 and the Explanatory Role of Schoolwork Pressure
This study investigates cross-national time trends in adolescent mental well-being (psychosomatic health complaints and life satisfaction) in mainly European countries and the extent to which time trends in schoolwork pressure explain these trends. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alina Cosma, Gonneke Stevens, Gina Martin, Elisa L. Duinhof, Sophie D. Walsh, Irene Garcia-Moya, Andr ás Költő, Inese Gobina, Natale Canale, Carolina Catunda, Jo Inchley, Margaretha de Looze Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Patterns of Health-Related Gender Inequalities —A Cluster Analysis of 45 Countries
The paper explores gender inequalities between 45 countries across 10 health indicators among adolescents and whether those differences in health correlate with gender inequality in general. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Andreas Heinz, Carolina Catunda, Claire van Duin, Torbj ørn Torsheim, Helmut Willems Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Clusters of Contemporary Risk and Their Relationship to Mental Well-Being Among 15-Year-Old Adolescents Across 37 Countries
Adolescents' mental well-being has become a growing public health concern. Adolescents' daily lives and their engagement in risks have changed dramatically in the course of the 21st century, leading to a need to update traditional models of risk to include new exposures and behaviors. To date, studies have examined the relationship between (mainly traditional) risk behaviors and adolescent mental well-being or looked at risk factors that jeopardize mental well-being such as lack of social support but have not combined them together to highlight the most significant risks for adolescent mental well-being today. (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Sophie D. Walsh, Tal Sela, Margaretha De Looze, Wendy Craig, Alina Cosma, Yossi Harel-Fisch, Meyran Boniel-Nissim, Marta Malinowska-Cie ślik, Alessio Vieno, Michal Molcho, Kwok Ng, William Pickett Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Intersectionality and Adolescent Mental Well-being: A Cross-Nationally Comparative Analysis of the Interplay Between Immigration Background, Socioeconomic Status and Gender
This article investigates elements of adolescent mental well-being (life dissatisfaction and psychosomatic complaints) from an intersectional perspective. It tests mental well-being consequences of membership in combinations of multiple social groups and examines to what extent such intersectional effects depend on the national context (immigration and integration policies, national-level income, and gender equality). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Matthias Robert Kern, Elisa L. Duinhof, Sophie D. Walsh, Alina Cosma, Concepci ón Moreno-Maldonado, Michal Molcho, Candace Currie, Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adolescents' Intense and Problematic Social Media Use and Their Well-Being in 29 Countries
This study examined (1) whether intense and problematic social media use (SMU) were independently associated with adolescent well-being; (2) whether these associations varied by the country-level prevalence of intense and problematic SMU; and (3) whether differences in the country-level prevalence of intense and problematic SMU were related to differences in mobile Internet access. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Maartje Boer, Regina J.J.M. van den Eijnden, Meyran Boniel-Nissim, Suzy-Lai Wong, Joanna C. Inchley, Petr Badura, Wendy M. Craig, Inese Gobina, Dorota Kleszczewska, Helena J. Klan šček, Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Social Media Use and Cyber-Bullying: A Cross-National Analysis of Young People in 42 Countries
Social media use (SMU) has become an intrinsic part of adolescent life. Negative consequences of SMU for adolescent health could include exposures to online forms of aggression. We explored age, gender, and cross-national differences in adolescents' engagement in SMU, then relationships between SMU and victimization and the perpetration of cyber-bullying. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Wendy Craig, Meyran Boniel-Nissim, Nathan King, Sophie D. Walsh, Maartje Boer, Peter D. Donnelly, Yossi Harel-Fisch, Marta Malinowska-Cie ślik, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Alina Cosma, Regina Van den Eijnden, Alessio Vieno, Frank J. Elgar, Michal Molcho, Tags: Original article Source Type: research

School Satisfaction and School Pressure in the WHO European Region and North America: An Analysis of Time Trends (2002 –2018) and Patterns of Co-occurrence in 32 Countries
The purpose of the study was to examine the trends between 2002 and 2018 in school pressure and school satisfaction among 15-year-old students, across countries and by gender, in the WHO European region and North America, and explore whether there are variations between countries and by gender in the co-occurrence of school pressure and school satisfaction. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Petra L öfstedt, Irene García-Moya, Maria Corell, Carmen Paniagua, Oddrun Samdal, Raili Välimaa, Nelli Lyyra, Dorothy Currie, Mette Rasmussen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Weight Reduction Behaviors Among European Adolescents —Changes From 2001/2002 to 2017/2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze changes in the prevalence of weight reduction behaviors (WRBs) among European adolescents from 26 countries between 2001/2002 and 2017/2018. The impact of the perception of body weight on WLB was also analyzed, with particular attention being paid to overestimation. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Anna Dzielska, Colette Kelly, Kristiina Ojala, Emily Finne, Angela Spinelli, Jana Furstova, Anne-Siri Fismen, Oya Ercan, Riki Tesler, Marina Melkumova, Natale Canale, Paola Nardone, Jelena Gudelj Rakic, Paola Dalmasso Tags: Original article Source Type: research

National-Level Wealth Inequality and Socioeconomic Inequality in Adolescent Mental Well-Being: A Time Series Analysis of 17 Countries
Although previous research has established a positive association between national income inequality and socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health, very little is known about the extent to which national-level wealth inequalities (i.e., accumulated financial resources) are associated with these inequalities in health. Therefore, this study examined the association between national wealth inequality and income inequality and socioeconomic inequality in adolescents' mental well-being at the aggregated level. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Maxim Dierckens, Dominic Weinberg, Yanyan Huang, Frank Elgar, Irene Moor, Lilly Augustine, Nelli Lyyra, Benedicte Deforche, Bart De Clercq, Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens, Candace Currie Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Improving Adolescent Health: Translating Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Evidence Into Policy
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study has informed the development and implementation of policy for children and adolescents for over three decades. The growing recognition that adolescence is a critical period for later health and well-being has highlighted the need for, and importance of timely and accurate data. Every 4 years, the HBSC study provides evidence on health behaviors, health outcomes, and social environments of boys and girls across Europe and North America. To maximize the impact of evidence, the HBSC study has a working Policy Development Group that cultivates relationships with key sta...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Sanja Budisavljevic, Arsaell Arnarsson, Zdenek Hamrik, Chris Roberts, Emmanuelle Godeau, Michal Molcho, Martin W. Weber Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

How Are Adolescents Sleeping? Adolescent Sleep Patterns and Sociodemographic Differences in 24 European and North American Countries
We examined the sleep patterns of adolescents across 24 countries and by gender, age, and affluence groups. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Genevieve Gariepy, Sofia Danna, Inese Gobi ņa, Mette Rasmussen, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Jorma Tynjälä, Ian Janssen, Michal Kalman, Anita Villeruša, Daniela Husarova, Fiona Brooks, Frank J. Elgar, Solvita Klavina-Makrecka, Kastytis Šmigelskas, Tani Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Enhancing Understanding of Adolescent Health and Well-Being: The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study
The adolescent years are a critical transitional period within the life course during which rapid physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development occurs. Previously considered a relatively healthy stage of life, many of the major behavioral risk factors for noncommunicable diseases such as smoking, alcohol use, physical inactivity, and poor diet are established forming habits that track into adulthood. A second phase of intensive brain development occurs with enhanced sensitivity to environmental stimuli. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Joanna C. Inchley, Gonneke W.J. M. Stevens, Oddrun Samdal, Dorothy B. Currie Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Youth Participation in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study
Participatory research approaches emerged in the 1970s and have gained growing recognition since. Today, active public involvement in research is a fundamental aspect of many publicly funded research programs. As a consequence, frameworks, principles, and standards for involving the public have emerged [1,2]. The adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 [3] focused attention on youth participation in particular. In this Convention, article 12 states that children and young people should have their opinions taken into account in all major decisions affecting their lives. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Colette Kelly, C átia Branquinho, Anna Dzielska, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Marina Melkumova, Daria Pavlova, William Pickett, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

New Findings From the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey: Social Media, Social Determinants, and Mental Health
This supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health highlights research from the latest Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2017 –2018 survey, which includes data from 45 countries across Europe and North America. The articles in the supplement reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the HSBC, covering the social determinants of health, social media, mental health, and other aspects of adolescent well-being. The HBSC is a s chool-based survey with data collected through self-completion questionnaires administered in the classroom. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Jason M. Nagata Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Public Health Implications of the Dose –Response Association Between Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in Young Adults
Physical activity has numerous benefits across the lifespan, arguably none more important than its positive influence on cardiometabolic health [1]. A population with a relative paucity of conducted physical activity surveillance research is in young adults, defined here as the age group between 20 and 29  years. Young adults are a population characterized by life transitions that may either be beneficial or adversely affect health behaviors. These transitions include entering and graduating from institutions of higher education, relocation, entering the workforce, independent living, and possibly m arriage and starti...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Ryan D. Burns Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

JAH Intersection: An Introduction and Invitation
The editors of the Journal of Adolescent Health are proud to announce the relaunch of the Perspectives section as JAH Intersection and the formal processes that we have developed over the past year to support its success. JAH Intersection intends to deepen our insights into the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults in a way that can augment scientific peer-reviewed research. JAH Intersection now has a dedicated Editor and Selection Committee to provide leadership and guidance. The committee decided to rename the Perspectives section to create a unique space within the literature dedicated to the intersectio...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Sheila M. Quinn, Carol A. Ford Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Journal of Adolescent Health Editor-In-Chief Annual Reflection: A Year of Extraordinary Change
On July 1, 2019, we expected a year of change for the Journal of Adolescent Health. I had just become the Journal's new Editor-In-Chief and assumed leadership of the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. My main goals for the year were to navigate a smooth transition in Journal leadership, maintain the extraordinary success of the Journal, and develop strategies to amplify the impact of the Journal on adolescent and young adult (AYA) health in the United States and across the world [1]. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Carol A. Ford Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Within the Context of COVID-19: A Perspective From Nepal
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted about a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China [1]. By January 12, 2020, China had shared the genetic sequence of a novel coronavirus [2], later named severe acute coronavirus syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [3]. Until today, the virus has spread to more than 200 countries, causing over 1.5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths [4]. COVID-19 was declared first a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) [5] and later a pandemic disease [6] by the WHO. (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Vinita Sharma, Miguel Reina Ortiz, Nandita Sharma Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Start Now
Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night, whatever time zone you are in! I was hoping to greet you from beautiful San Diego, California, but nevertheless, I am thankful to have the opportunity to greet you from beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio —home of the Reds, the Bengals, and Fiona the hippo—and appreciate that you are taking the time to listen to this address. Before I start my address, I want to acknowledge how deeply disappointing it was for all of us that our annual SAHM meeting had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandem ic, to protect the health of our members. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Jessica A. Kahn Tags: Presidential Address Source Type: research

Lessons Learned: Achieving Critical Mass in Masking Among Youth in Congregate Living
Covenant House is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to youth facing homelessness. Homeless services are provided in congregate settings, which can facilitate the spread of infection. Recommendations to prevent COVID-19 may be difficult for a person experiencing homelessness to follow. For many, it is not possible to avoid crowded locations, such as shelters. However, once sheltered, some measures become more feasible, such as frequent handwashing with soap and water and wearing a face mask. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Shelby H. Davies, Aimee Della Porta, Christopher B. Renjilian, Lydia Sit, Kenneth R. Ginsburg Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Receiving a Pelvic Examination or Pap Testing Under the Age of 21  Years
Current guidelines recommend that individuals receive their first Pap test at age 21  years and only receive a pelvic examination before age 21 years for clinical indications. We sought to determine the prevalence and associated covariates of receiving a pelvic examination or Pap test before 21 years of age. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Rachel E. Mason, Olivia R. Sappenfield, Mary E. Turyk, Rachel N. Caskey, Julie Chor Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Welcome to Adolescent Healthcare Letter: A Rite of Passage
Human societies have always marked the attainment of life's major milestones with rites of passage [1]. These major milestones are universal across cultures and include birth, the transition to adulthood, and death [2]. The life stage that encompasses the transition to adulthood is adolescence. Illustrating the complexity of adolescence, Anne C. Petersen has described it as “the period of life that begins in biology and ends in society” [3]. Although adolescence begins with the physical changes known as puberty, adolescence encompasses a myriad of social, cognitive, and behavioral changes that—when succes...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Lonna P. Gordon, John S. Santelli Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Physiological and Metabolic Characteristics of a Cohort of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth in the United States
The purpose of this study was to describe baseline physical and laboratory characteristics of participants in the largest prospective study of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth in the United States. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Kate Millington, Caroline Schulmeister, Courtney Finlayson, Ren Grabert, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Robert Garofalo, Stephen M. Rosenthal, Yee-Ming Chan Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Supporting Young Adults to Rise to the Challenge of COVID-19
“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day I'm not going to let it stop me from partying,” declared Brady Sluder, a college student celebrating spring break in Miami. My social media feed has exploded with chastisements of young adults who are ignoring public health advice advocating for social distancing. In particular, I hear these concerns from my retired parents and older neighbors, who worry that their own health will be sacrificed because of the recklessness of young adults. As a physician specializing in adolescent and young adult medicine, I believe that young people are actually in the best ...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Jason M. Nagata Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rapid Implementation of Adolescent and Young Adult Telemedicine: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a rapidly evolving public health crisis. Uptake of telemedicine has been one response utilized by providers to continue caring for patients while minimizing risk of exposure or transmission of COVID-19.[1 –4] The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines telemedicine as two-way, live communication between the patient and provider at a distant site including audio and video equipment.[5] This may occur with or without the assistance of peripheral medical examination devices (e.g. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Angela Barney, Sara Buckelew, Veronika Mesheriakova, Marissa Raymond-Flesch Source Type: research

Condom Use at First Vaginal Intercourse Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2002 –2017
The purpose of this study was to describe trends in vaginal intercourse (VI) and condom use during first VI from 2002 to 2017 among never-married 15- to 24-year-olds in the United States. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Giuseppina Valle Holway, Karin L. Brewster, Kathryn Harker Tillman Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

“It'd Be Great to Have the Options There”: A Mixed-Methods Study of Gender Identity Questions on Clinic Forms in a Primary Care Setting
This study aimed to evaluate the addition of gender-related questions in an adolescent primary care setting and to determine if adding these questions to clinic forms could improve documentation of gender identity in the electronic health record (EHR). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Carly E. Guss, Rose Eiduson, Anqa Khan, Olivia Dumont, Sara F. Forman, Allegra R. Gordon Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Identifying Distinct Subgroups of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth for Suicide Risk: A Latent Profile Analysis
The purpose of the study was to identify profiles of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth who are at risk for suicidal behavior. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Zachary Giano, Joseph M. Currin, Kyle Deboy, Randolph D. Hubach Tags: Original article Source Type: research

School-Level Prevalence and Predictors of e-Cigarette Use in 8th, 10th, and 12th Grade U.S. Youth: Results From a National Survey (2015 –2016)
The aim of this study was to examine the school-level prevalence and predictors of e-cigarette use among U.S. adolescents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Sean Esteban McCabe, Carol J. Boyd, Rebecca J. Evans-Polce, Vita V. McCabe, Phil T. Veliz Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effects of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on College Students: A Longitudinal Study of Attitudes, Intentions, and Use Behaviors
As legal recreational marijuana use expands rapidly across the U.S., there is growing concern that this will lead to higher rates of use among college-aged young adults. Given the limited research addressing this issue, a longitudinal study was conducted to evaluate the effects of legalizing recreational use on the attitudes, intentions, and marijuana use behaviors of college students in two different legalization contexts, Washington State and Wisconsin. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Anna K. Barker, Megan A. Moreno Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Sexual Assault and Co-Occurrence of Mental Health Outcomes Among Cisgender Female, Cisgender Male, and Gender Minority U.S. College Students
The aim of this study was to examine the co-occurrence of mental health (depression, anxiety, nonsuicidal self-injury, and suicide ideation) and substance use outcomes among cisgender female, cisgender male, and gender minority college students exposed to sexual assault (SA). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Nicholas J. Parr Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Adolescents' Motivations to Engage in Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations With Mental and Social Health
Reducing the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted recommendations for individuals to socially distance. Little is known about the extent to which youth are socially distancing, what motivations underlie their social distancing, and how these motivations are connected with amount of social distancing, mental health, and social health. Using a large sample of adolescents from across the United States, this study examined adolescents' motivations for social distancing, their engagement in social distancing, and their mental and social health. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Benjamin Oosterhoff, Cara A. Palmer, Jenna Wilson, Natalie Shook Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Understanding Primary Care Providers' Perceptions and Practices in Implementing Confidential Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Substantial gaps exist between professional guidelines and practice around confidential adolescent services, including private time between health-care providers and adolescents. Efforts to provide quality sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) require an understanding of barriers and facilitators to care from the perspectives of primary care providers working with adolescents and their parents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Renee E. Sieving, Christopher Mehus, Marina Catallozzi, Stephanie Grilo, Riley J. Steiner, Pooja Brar, Janna R. Gewirtz O'Brien, Julie Gorzkowski, Kristen Kaseeska, Emily Denight Kelly, Jonathan D. Klein, Annie-Laurie McRee, Lia Randazzo, John Santelli Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Young Women ’s Experiences With Subcutaneous Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: A Secondary Analysis of a One-Year Randomized Trial in Malawi
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness, safety, and experiences with  side effects of self-injected and provider-administered injectable contraception between young (18–24 years) versus older (≥25 years) women. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Holly M. Burke, Mario Chen, Catherine Packer, Rachael Fuchs, Bagrey Ngwira Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Silver Linings Pandemic
Life was so normal a few weeks ago. For me, and I imagine for many other health care workers, before the novel coronavirus etched its deadly path across the U.S., day broke to a remarkably similar routine. The alarm would go off at six-thirty; I would walk my dear-but-crazy mutt, Scrappy; swim a mile; grab a coffee; and then head into a clinic of waiting teenagers. I would greet my coworkers with hugs. And I would spend the day seeing the patients I love. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Zachary McClain Source Type: research

Lessons for Local Policy Initiatives to Address Dietary Supplement Use Among Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholders' Perceptions
Weight-loss and muscle-building dietary supplements can have adverse health consequences for youth. At a time, when the Food and Drug Administration is considering increasing oversight of dietary supplements, this study aimed to explore community stakeholders' perceptions about the use of and access to such supplements among adolescents and to identify challenges and opportunities to engage stakeholders with policy initiatives to curtail youth access to supplements at the local level. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Kuanysh A. Yergaliyev, Emma-Louise Aveling, Rebekka M. Lee, S. Bryn Austin Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Indoor Ultraviolet Tanning Among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults: Results From a Prospective Study of Early Onset and Persistence
The purpose of the study was to test whether those who initiate tanning during adolescence are more likely to continue tanning in young adulthood, potentially increasing their risk for melanoma. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alexa L. Solazzo, Alan C. Geller, Jennifer L. Hay, Najat J. Ziyadeh, Brittany M. Charlton, A. Lindsay Frazier, S. Bryn Austin Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Patient Portals as Highly Acceptable Tools to Support HIV Preventative Behaviors Among Adolescent and Young Sexual Minority Men
The purpose of this study was to present perceptions about using patient portals to manage HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) test results and to communicate with sexual partners among a 2018 nationwide sample of adolescent and young sexual minority men (YSMM) aged 15 –25 years. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Kevon-Mark Jackman, Carl A. Latkin, Jessica L. Maksut, Maria E. Trent, Travis H. Sanchez, Stefan D. Baral Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Attitudes Toward Fertility Preservation Among Transgender Youth and Their Parents
The objective of this study is to understand youth and parent attitudes toward FP decision-making. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Rebecca W. Persky, Siobhan M. Gruschow, Ninet Sinaii, Claire Carlson, Jill P. Ginsberg, Nadia L. Dowshen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Trends in HIV Treatment Adherence Before and After HIV Status Disclosure to Adolescents in Botswana
This study aimed to determine if disclosure of HIV status to adolescents impacted their medication adherence and how medication autonomy might explain observed effects. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Harriet Okatch, Knashawn Morales, Rachel Rogers, Jennifer Chapman, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Robert Gross, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal Tags: Original article Source Type: research

School and Community Involvement of Adolescents With Chronic Health Conditions
To investigate associations between chronic health conditions and participation in school and community activities at age 15  years. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Kelly Noonan, Nancy E. Reichman, Hope Corman, Manuel E. Jim énez Tags: Original article Source Type: research

E-Cigarette Use Associated With Asthma Independent of Cigarette Smoking and Marijuana in a 2017 National Sample of Adolescents
Knowledge about the health consequences of e-cigarette use in adolescence remains limited. Available studies of asthma among adolescents are based on data collected five or more years ago, and evidence from more recent generations of e-cigarette products is needed. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Thomas A. Wills, Kelvin Choi, Ian Pagano Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adolescent-Serving Addiction Treatment Facilities in the United States and the Availability of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Adolescents with opioid use disorder are less likely than adults to receive medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), yet we know little about facilities that provide addiction treatment for adolescents. We sought to describe adolescent-serving addiction treatment facilities in the U.S. and examine associations between facility characteristics and offering MOUD, leading to informed recommendations to improve treatment access. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Rachel H. Alinsky, Scott E. Hadland, Pamela A. Matson, Magdalena Cerda, Brendan Saloner Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults Exposed to or Experiencing Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supporting adolescents and young adults (AYAs) exposed to or experiencing violence is a crucial responsibility of AYA-serving health professionals. In the United States, exposure to parental or caregiver intimate partner violence (IPV), adolescent relationship abuse (ARA), and youth violence pose significant threats to AYA health and disproportionally impact youth of color living in neighborhoods with concentrated disadvantage [1 –4]. The COVID-19 pandemic is both transforming the epidemiology of violence experienced by AYAs and impacting AYA-serving programs and services designed to prevent violence and mitigate neg...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Maya I. Ragavan, Alison J. Culyba, Fatimah L. Muhammad, Elizabeth Miller Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis: A Call for Youth Engagement and the Inclusion of Young People in Matters That Affect Their Lives
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a serious pandemic that is affecting families and economies across the globe. Communities are facing unprecedented times and today, young people are among those being asked to make significant sacrifices to protect the health of older adults and other vulnerable populations. As we are writing this commentary, almost two million people around the world have received confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 and over 125,000 have died from complications related to the virus. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Chinwe Efuribe, Madisen Barre-Hemingway, Evangelina Vaghefi, Ahna Ballonoff Suleiman Source Type: research

Early COVID-19 Impact on Adolescent Health and Medicine Programs in the United States: LEAH Program Leadership Reflections
The United States (US) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funds seven Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) programs across the country [1]. The mission of the network of LEAH programs is to train health professionals from medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work to be leaders in clinical care, teaching, research, public health policy, and organization of health services for adolescents and young adults (AYA). On March 30, 2020, Project Directors of the LEAH programs convened an urgent conference call to discuss early experiences with managing adolescent health and medicine training programs within the c...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: S. Jean Emans, Carol A. Ford, Charles E. Irwin, Laura P. Richardson, Sara Sherer, Renee E. Sieving, Tina Simpson Tags: Commentary Source Type: research