100. Harm Perceptions of Vaping Nicotine Relative to Cigarette Smoking Among Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults
To address gaps in existing research, the current study used a mixed-methods approach to describe, contextualize, and understand harm perceptions of vaping nicotine relative to cigarette smoking among young adults who identify their genders and sexualities in ways that classify them as sexual and gender minorities (SGM). Only limited research has examined users ’ perceptions of the relative risk of NT products among SGM people, priority populations for tobacco prevention and treatment. Also, it remains unclear how harm perceptions of different products affect their use, as findings have been mixed. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Sharon Lipperman-Kreda, Emile Sanders, Rachelle Annechino, Elaina Peterkin, Tamar M.J. Antin Source Type: research

101. Experiences of Transgender Youth With Puberty Suppression in a Pediatric Hospital-Based Gender Clinic: A Qualitative Study
For many transgender and gender diverse youth (TGDY), distress associated with the puberty of their birth assigned gender is typically a result of hormonal and physical changes that do not align their gender identity. Puberty blockers or GnRH agonists (GnRHA) are recommended for transgender minors with gender dysphoria in order to pause puberty and slow the development of unwanted secondary sex characteristics, thus helping to alleviate gender dysphoria. Recently, there has been an increase in legislative efforts to restrict and ban gender-affirming care (GAC) for TGDY including puberty blockers. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Brianna J. Hobson, Kit M. Quian, Danielle Apple, Nellie Lazar, Linda A. Hawkins, Nadia Dowshen Source Type: research

102. Exploring Comprehensive Impacts for Sexual Minority Youth: A Cross-Sectional Assessment of a School District-Wide Inclusive Sex Education Intervention
Repeated studies have shown that sexual minority youth (SMY) report increased higher-risk sexual behaviors compared to their heterosexual peers, and researchers have correlated these disparities to non-inclusive sex education. Traditional school-based sex education has typically centered on abstinence or cisgender heterosexual sex, leaving out relevant information for SMY youth. In the context of growing state, national and international attention to comprehensive and SMY-inclusive sex education, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) implemented a new week-long comprehensive and SMY-inclusive sex education curriculum in 2...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Nathaniel Charles Kralik, Deepika Parmar Source Type: research

103. Pediatric Provider Bias in Contraceptive Counseling to Sexual and Gender Diverse Youth
This study aims to describe provider patterns and biases in SGDY contraceptive counseling. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Joline Shirley Hartheimer, Brooke Bullington, Emily S. Mann, Madeline J. Thornton, Kavita S. Arora, Bianca A. Allison Source Type: research

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. (Sou...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Corrie N. Hays, Debby Herbenick, Tsung-chieh (Jane) Fu, Devon J. Hensel Source Type: research

105. “There's Preconceived Notions about What I'm Experiencing”: Experiences of Racial and Gender Discrimination in Sexual Healthcare Settings Among Transgender and Nonbinary Young Adults of Color
Transgender and nonbinary Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) face significant inequities in accessing sexual healthcare. The sexual healthcare experiences of BIPOC transgender and nonbinary young adults (YA), however, have received less attention and therefore remain poorly understood. Guided by intersectionality theory, this qualitative study explored how BIPOC transgender and nonbinary YA experience and resist racial and gender discrimination in sexual healthcare settings. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Candice Mazon, Christian Badillo Badillo, Frinny Polanco Walters, Allegra R. Gordon Source Type: research

106. The Exposure to School Bullying and Cyberbullying and its Impacts Among Thai Transgender Female and Cis-Female Adolescents and Young Adults: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Survey Study in Thailand
This study aims primarily to compare the prevalence of school bullying and cyberbullying victimization between Thai transgender female youth and Thai Cis-female youth. Secondary purpose is to explore the impacts of experiencing bullying and cyberbullying on the happiness scale, academic performance, and alcohol drinking and smoking behavior among transgender female youth and their cis counterparts. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Nadvadee Aungkawattanapong, Chansuda Bongsebandhu-phubhakdi, Thitaporn Prownpuntu, Jarujan Subchartanan, Orapa Suteerojntrakool, Therdpong Tempark Source Type: research

107. Title: In the Face of Adversity: Pandemic Mental Health Protective Factors for Adolescents Who Have Experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences
This study sought to fill this gap by identifying protective factors for adaptive mental health during the pandemic among adolescents with no ACEs (ACE= 0), low/intermediate ACEs (ACE = 1-3), and high ACEs (ACE  ≥4). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Julia H. Raney, Shayna Weinstein, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa, Dylan B. Jackson, Matthew Pantell, David V. Glidden, Claire D. Brindis, Jason M. Nagata Source Type: research

108. Providing Context to Latino Youth Mental Health: Biocontextual Risk and Psychosocial Pathways of Adaptation Across the Transition to College
The transition to college presents opportunity and challenges for many Latino adolescents, who often navigate systemic, cultural, and individual level assets and demands (Gallo et al., 2009). Importantly, youth who enter college with exposure to multiple forms of victimization (i.e., polyvictimization) early in life as well as with biological vulnerabilities (i.e., hypocortisolism) may be at risk for poor mental health outcomes as they transition to adulthood (Finkelhor et al., 2011; Doane et al., 2018). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Michaela S. Gusman, Terra C. Allen, Jordan LaHaye, Samuel R. Gomez, Alexia Sanchez, Leah D. Doane Source Type: research

109. Pre-Pandemic Trends in Student Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Using Cdc ’s Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2015–2019
Longstanding and robust evidence highlights poor mental health outcomes and suicide-related behaviors among U.S. adolescents in the years leading up to and through the COVID-19 pandemic. Current data primarily focus on health outcomes among high school-aged adolescents and point to gaps in understanding mental health, suicidal thoughts and behaviors among younger adolescents. In order to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of pre-adolescents, data on their mental health prior to the COVID-19 pandemic is essential. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Emily Young Source Type: research

110. Move and Thrive: Development of a New Online Resource to Support Adolescent Physical Activity
Physical activity (PA) is a protective factor for adolescent health. However, many youth —including youth in larger bodies, transgender and gender diverse youth, and youth of color—experience discrimination and intimidation in traditional PA settings. At-home, online PA resources could decrease PA disparities and offer a safe way for adolescents to engage in PA; concerningly, though , extant online PA resources are teeming with developmentally inappropriate content for adolescents, including homogenous beauty ideals, encouragement to diet and use supplements, and failure to represent diverse adolescents. (Source: Journ...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Kathleen K. Miller, Sarah Espinoza, Laura Hooper Source Type: research

111. Effectiveness of a Shelter-Based Health Empowerment Program for Pregnant And Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness: A Mixed-Methods Community-Based Participatory Research Study
Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) face significant health challenges and have limited access to healthcare. Approximately one-third of YEH are pregnant or parenting, yet few interventions exist to meet the health needs of pregnant and parenting YEH (PPYEH) and their children. In partnership with a local housing program for PPYEH, this mixed-methods community-based participatory research study assessed the effectiveness of a multi-component shelter-based health empowerment program (EMPOWER) that sought to strengthen connections with health services for PPYEH and their children, improve child and adolescent health, and s...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Greta Prokosch, Brandon Balma, Claudia LaRose, Michelle Crandall, Meghan Ford, Marea Perry, Janna R. Gewirtz O ’Brien Source Type: research

112. Transcreating an Unintended Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Latino Teens Living in Rural Communities
Birth rates among immigrant Latino teens in rural U.S. are 2X than White teens; pregnancies are largely unintended. Adapting effective pregnancy prevention (TP) interventions to address specific contextual factors has been crucial to reducing unintended TP among Latino teens in rural non-Latino communities. Structural challenges and localized social norms regarding adolescent sexuality present challenges when tailoring curricula for culture and geography. Best practices for adapting evidence-based TP prevention programs in rural communities remain largely unknown. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Romina L. Barral, Evelynn Donis de Miranda, Mariana Ramirez, Melissa Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Megha Ramaswamy, Claire Brindis Source Type: research

113. Human Trafficking: Voices from the Field
Given their innate dependence on adults and developmentally appropriate impulsive and approval-seeking behaviors, youth are especially vulnerable to the tactics of human traffickers. Multiple studies demonstrated that trafficked persons routinely present to health care while being trafficked. Barriers to care for trafficked youth include misperceptions about labor and sex trafficking which limit identification of trafficked youth in health care settings. We sought to identify barriers to access to health care for exploited youth in San Diego County, as well as strategies for overcoming these barriers. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Kanani E. Titchen, Elizabeth Chang, Jessica Kim Source Type: research

114. The Contraceptive Experiences and Desires of Young People Identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Systematic racism and oppression have contributed to the multifarious barriers encountered by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) seeking contraceptive counseling and care. Obtaining contraceptive services may be especially difficult for young BIPOC, who may encounter additional challenges due to their age. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Carmela Zuniga, Katherine Key, Alexandra Wollum, Raquel Z. Rivera, Maricela Cervantes, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Janette Robinson Flint, Charon Asetoyer, Sarah Baum Source Type: research