Social Norms Measurement: Catching up With Programs and Moving the Field Forward
To date, there are numerous normative change programs for AYSRH in the field and going to scale [1]. Many of these are doing so, however, with scant evidence of the desired normative change outcomes, resulting largely from the fact that social norms' measurement has lagged behind [2,3]. As programs are developed to shift social norms to improve adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) outcomes, rigorous but practical approaches are needed to identify the social norms that are influencing behaviors, measure changes in social norms, and understand how these changes impact behavioral outcomes. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Elizabeth Costenbader, Beniamino Cislaghi, Cari Jo Clark, Laura Hinson, Rachel Lenzi, Donna R. McCarraher, Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Julie Pulerwitz, Bryan Shaw, Leigh Stefanik Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Scaling-up Norms-Focused Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Current Practice and Reflections for Moving the Field Forward
This commentary by the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change Scale-up Community argues for the integration of norms-focused interventions into adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) initiatives for sustained behavioral impact at scale, offering a definition, evidence from successfully scaled norms-focused interventions, and remaining questions. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Susan Igras, Neela Saldhana, Antje Becker-Benton, Nana Apenem Dagadu, Martha Pirzadeh Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Child Marriages and Unions in Latin America: Understanding the Roles of Agency and Social Norms
Child marriages and unions can infringe upon adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH). Interventions increasingly promote strategies to transform social norms or foster the agency of adolescent girls. Recent empirical studies call for further understanding of how social norms and agency interact in ways that influence these practices, especially in contexts where girls' agency is central. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Alice Y. Taylor, Erin Murphy-Graham, Julia Van Horn, Bapu Vaitla, Ángel Del Valle, Beniamino Cislaghi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adolescent Girls' Agency Significantly Correlates With Favorable Social Norms in Ethiopia —Implications for Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Adolescents
This study investigates the relationship between adolescent girls' agency and social norms regarding early marriage, girls' education, and nutrition in West Hararghe, Ethiopia. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Dagmawit Tewahido, Nebiyou Fasil, Hanna Gulema, Amare W. Tadesse, Semira Abdelmenan Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Scaling-up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health: An Examination of the Evidence
Adolescent and youth reproductive health (AYRH) outcomes are influenced by factors beyond individual control. Increasingly, interventions are seeking to influence community-level normative change to support healthy AYRH behaviors. While evidence is growing of the effectiveness of AYRH interventions that include normative change components, understanding on how to achieve scale-up and wider impact of these programs remains limited. We analyzed peer-reviewed and gray literature from 2000 to 2017 describing 42 AYRH interventions with community-based normative change components that have scaled-up in low/middle-income countrie...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Gabrielle Nguyen, Elizabeth Costenbader, Kate F. Plourde, Brad Kerner, Susan Igras Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Measuring Social Norms Related to Child Marriage Among Adult Decision-Makers of Young Girls in Phalombe and Thyolo, Malawi
Given the importance of developing appropriate measures for assessing social norm change, this article documents the process, results, and lessons learned from a baseline survey measuring social norms related to child marriage in Phalombe and Thyolo districts in Southern Malawi. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Mara Steinhaus, Laura Hinson, A. Theodore Rizzo, Amy Gregowski Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Beyond Individual-Level Theorizing in Social Norms Research: How Collective Norms and Media Access Affect Adolescents' Use of Contraception
The role of mass media in promoting social norms surrounding contraceptive use among adolescents in developing countries has not received much attention. Hence, program planners have little guidance on how to design media messages that take advantage of existing social norms in promoting contraceptive use. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Erica Sedlander, Rajiv N. Rimal Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Veering From a Narrow Path: The Second Decade of Social Norms Research
Adolescents and young adults, particularly young women in low- and middle-income countries, face numerous and well-documented threats to their sexual and reproductive health, including adolescent pregnancy and childbearing, much of it unintended; complications from unsafe abortions; HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and child marriage [1 –3]. To address these challenges, governments and nongovernmental organizations have attempted a range of intervention strategies, such as comprehensive sexuality education in schools [4], youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services [5], and cash transfer...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Catalyzing Gender Norm Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Investing in Interventions for Structural Change
As part of an encouraging trend in the last decade, recent consolidations of existing literature and evidence —including those in this volume—help us to move forward in understanding and addressing social norms in relation to improving adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ASRH). Especially important is the increasing recognition that gender is at the center of social norms that shape ASRH outcomes , and that these norms are underpinned by power inequalities [1–4]. This understanding and the consolidation of evidence to date compel us to examine the limitations around the scope, range, and effectiven...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Anju Malhotra, Avni Amin, Priya Nanda Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Proposing a Conceptual Framework to Address Social Norms That Influence Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
With 1.8 billion young people aged 10 –24 years in the world today, the cohort of adolescents and youth is the largest in history. Concurrently, millions of adolescents are confronting sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges, including high rates of unmet need for contraception, unintended pregnancy, and clandestine and unsafe abortion [1]. Social norms—or shared understandings of how oneself and others should behave—can alleviate or exacerbate these challenges. Rapid global changes over the past 25 years have increased the spotlight on the interrelationships between social norms, health, and...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Julie Pulerwitz, Robert Blum, Beniamino Cislaghi, Elizabeth Costenbader, Caroline Harper, Lori Heise, Anjalee Kohli, Rebecka Lundgren Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Fostering the Developmental Science of Puberty: Tackling Deficits and Enhancing Dissemination
Clinicians and researchers focusing on adolescence are aware of the importance of puberty, a critical developmental process embedded within the second decade of life. Puberty is a universal phenomenon. It occurs in all humans as a prerequisite to reproductive maturation. Over the last four decades, research including puberty has advanced at a rapid pace. For example, expansion is evident in the fields of endocrinology and neuroscience and in the increase in longitudinal studies focusing on changes in the physical development or behavior changes of puberty. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Lorah D. Dorn, Elizabeth J. Susman Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Impact of Experiential Training With Standardized Patients on Screening and Diagnosis of Adolescent Depression in Primary Care
The objective of this study was to examine the long-term impact of PCP training with standardized patients on screening and diagnosis of adolescent depression in primary care. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Elise M. Fallucco, Lauren James, Carmen Smotherman, Peggy Greco Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychopathology in Adolescence: Evidence From the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods
This study focuses on exploring the relationship between mTBI and increased risk for psychopathology in a sample of adolescent youth. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Eric J. Connolly, Brandon F. McCormick Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Short Message Service Reminders to Parents for Increasing Adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in a Secondary School Vaccine Program: A Randomized Control Trial
This study aimed to test the hypothesis that sending a short message service (SMS) reminder to parents who had consented to their child's receiving the HPV vaccine would lead to greater uptake of the vaccine within the program. The secondary aim was to assess the effect of self-regulatory versus motivational message content in the SMS. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Fraser Tull, Kim Borg, Cameron Knott, Megan Beasley, Justin Halliday, Nicholas Faulkner, Kim Sutton, Peter Bragge Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Employment and Marijuana Use Among Washington State Adolescents Before and After Legalization of Retail Marijuana
The purpose of the study was to describe associations between employment and marijuana use among adolescents 2 years before passage of 2012 ballot initiative and 2 years after the implementation of retail recreational marijuana sales took place in Washington. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Janessa M. Graves, Jennifer M. Whitehill, Mary E. Miller, Ashley Brooks-Russell, Susan M. Richardson, Julia A. Dilley Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Vaginal Glycogen, Not Estradiol, Is Associated With Vaginal Bacterial Community Composition in Black Adolescent Women
The purpose of this study was to characterize the composition of vaginal bacterial communities in a cohort of black adolescent women and to determine how the species composition of these communities correlates with levels of estradiol, glycogen, and stress. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Kenetta L. Nunn, Benjamin J. Ridenhour, Emily M. Chester, Virginia J. Vitzthum, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Larry J. Forney Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Addressing Reproductive Health in Hospitalized Adolescents —A Missed Opportunity
Adolescents are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. Since many adolescents have poor access to preventive care, hospitalizations present a critical opportunity to address adolescents' reproductive health. The purpose of this study was to assess provision of reproductive health services within a hospital setting. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Vanessa McFadden, Anna Schmitz, Kelsey Porada, Sonia Mehta, Alyssa Stephany, Michelle Pickett Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Waterpipe or Hookah-Related Poisoning Events Among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults
We examined the public health burden of poisoning events involving hookah tobacco in the U.S., especially among adolescents and young adults. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Brian L. Rostron, Baoguang Wang, Sherry T. Liu Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Gender Inequality and Sex Differences in Physical Fighting, Physical Activity, and Injury Among Adolescents Across 36  Countries
This study examines whether societal gender inequality (i.e., men's and women's unequal share in political participation, decision-making power, economic participation, and command over resources) relates to sex differences in adolescent physical fighting, physical activity, and injuries. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Margaretha de Looze, Frank J. Elgar, Candace Currie, Petra Kolip, Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens Tags: Original article Source Type: research

“Is It Really Confidential?” A Content Analysis of Online Information About Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents
Many young people are not aware of their rights to confidential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care. Given that online health information seeking is common among adolescents, we examined how health education Web content about SRH for young people addresses confidentiality. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Riley J. Steiner, Sanjana Pampati, Catherine N. Rasberry, Nicole Liddon Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Racial, Socioeconomic, and Attitudinal Disparities in Trajectories of Young Women's Willingness to Refuse Unwanted Sex
We identify trajectories of young women's willingness to refuse unwanted sex, assess racial, socioeconomic, and attitudinal variation across trajectory groups, and describe the sexual and relationship behaviors of different trajectory groups. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Abigail Weitzman, Allen B. Mallory Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Examining the Effects of an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program by Risk Profiles: A More Nuanced Approach to Program  Evaluation
The objective of the study was to examine whether latent class analysis (LCA) could (1) identify distinct subgroups of youth characterized by multiple risk and protective factors for early sexual initiation and (2) allow for a more nuanced assessment of the effects of a middle school program to prevent teen pregnancy/HIV/sexually transmitted infection. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Sara A. Vasilenko, Jill R. Glassman, Kari C. Kugler, Melissa F. Peskin, Ross Shegog, Christine M. Markham, Susan Tortolero Emery, Karin K. Coyle Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Young Adult Preventive Healthcare: Changes in Receipt of Care Pre- to Post-Affordable Care Act
The objectives were to evaluate pre- to post-ACA changes in young adults' past-year well visits and, among those using a past-year health care visit, the receipt of preventive services. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Sally H. Adams, M. Jane Park, Lauren Twietmeyer, Claire D. Brindis, Charles E. Irwin Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A Comparison of Screening Practices for Adolescents in Primary Care After Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening adolescents for substance use at all well-child and appropriate acute-care visits. However, many pediatric practices aim for such screenings annually at well-child visits. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Laura B. Monico, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Kristi Dusek, Jan Gryczynski, Robert P. Schwartz, Marla Oros, Colleen Hosler, Kevin E. O'Grady, Barry S. Brown Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Changes in Health-Related Outcomes in Youth With Obesity in Response to a Home-Based Parent-Led Physical Activity Program
The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether implementation of a parent-led physical activity (PA) curriculum improved health parameters in youth with obesity. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Daniela A. Rubin, Kathleen S. Wilson, Diobel M. Castner, Marilyn C. Dumont-Driscoll Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Contextual Variation in Early Adolescent Childbearing: A Multilevel Study From 33,822 Communities in 44 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Existing literature calls for a deeper examination into how local context influences adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes. We seek to describe individual and contextual variation in early adolescent childbearing (younger than 16  years) in 44 low- and middle-income countries by (1) examining the role of individual-level social disadvantage, (2) exploring the ecological influence of context at the country and community level, and (3) assessing whether ecological effects vary according to a woman's wealth. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Jewel Gausman, Ana Langer, S. Bryn Austin, S.V. Subramanian Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Impact of Age of Transfer on Outcomes in the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Health Systems: A Systematic Review of Reviews
International guidance on health-care transition has existed for over a decade; however, many unanswered questions remain. This systematic review of reviews aimed to answer the question: is a later age of transfer from pediatric to adult health care associated with improved health and health service outcomes? (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Arrash Yassaee, Daniel Hale, Alice Armitage, Russell Viner Tags: Review article Source Type: research

A Descriptive Analysis of School and School Shooter Characteristics and the Severity of School Shootings in the United States, 1999 –2018
The aim of the study was to determine whether characteristics related to the school, shooter, and guns used are associated with school shooting severity (casualty rates, fatality rates, and likelihood of fatality). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Melvin D. Livingston, Matthew E. Rossheim, Kelli Stidham Hall Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Associations Between Gender-Role Attitudes and Mental Health Outcomes in a Nationally Representative Sample of Australian Adolescents
There is evidence that traditional gender-role attitudes are associated with poor mental health outcomes in adults; however, few studies have examined associations among adolescents. We sought to test associations between gender-role attitudes and mental health among Australian adolescents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Tania L. King, Ankur Singh, Allison Milner Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A Systematic Global Review of Condom Availability Programs in High Schools
High levels of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy among adolescents has motivated some countries to consider the implementation of condom availability programs (CAPs) in high schools. In this present study, we analyzed the impact of CAP on students' sexual behaviors and health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Eda Algur, Howard S. Friedman, Elin Wang, Bidia Deperthes Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Reports of Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients on the Impact of the TV Series “13 Reasons Why”: A Qualitative Study
In their recent study, Cooper et  al. highlighted the harmful impact the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” may have had on adolescents reporting an increase of suicide attempt admissions in a children's hospital after the release of the TV series in March 2017 [1]. Previously to the study by Cooper et al. [1], there was only so me anecdotal evidence from case studies indicating that the series triggered imitative behaviors [2,3]. There is also evidence that potentially harmful Internet queries for suicide with Google increased following the series' release [4]. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Benedikt Till, Christine Vesely, Dunja Mairhofer, Marlies Braun, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Long-term Skeletal Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa: A “Wake up Call”
Bone health in the setting of nutritional deficiency from anorexia nervosa (AN) has been intensely studied over the past two decades. Unfortunately, the peak incidence of eating disorders and time for acquisition of peak bone mass coincide during adolescence. Given that over one-half of the adult skeleton is accrued during this developmental period [1], there is understandable concern that AN threatens genetic peak bone mass attainment and causes lasting skeletal deficits into adulthood. The mechanisms behind AN's impact on the skeleton are multifactorial. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Amy D. DiVasta, Catherine M. Gordon Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Developmental Aspects of Patients Spending Time Alone With Physicians
For adult patients, spending private time alone with a physician during office visits is considered a fundamental component of the confidential patient-physician relationship [1]. This is based on the importance of trust between a patient and a health-care professional to promote honest communication that facilitates accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and management of health conditions. In the United States, within health-care systems, young people who reach the age of 18 are legally granted the rights and responsibilities of adult patients. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Carol A. Ford Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Supporting Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Through Innovative Research Approaches
International health care governing bodies define the ability to achieve and maintain sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as a fundamental human right [1 –3]. This rights-based paradigm places at its core—for individuals of all ages but especially for adolescents and young adults [4]—the ability to access accurate SRH-focused information and education, as well as to receive developmentally appropriate, SRH-focused preventative counseling and cl inical care [5,6]. A rights-based framework also both recognizes that many young people face multiplicative barriers to adequate care based on social or economic ...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Devon J. Hensel Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

WANTED: A Friend
My best friend in elementary school wasn't around as much after her parents divorced, so I began spending time with other girls in my class. I was shocked at how self-centered and mean some were, and it really bothered me. I ended up gravitating towards friendly and kind groups of kids. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Tags: Perspectives on Adolescence and Young Adulthood Source Type: research

A Different Perspective but Consistent Results: Another Look at “13 Reasons Why”
In their recent letter, Niederkrotenthaler et  al. have attempted to further characterize a potential association between “13 Reasons Why” and self-harm. The group's short qualitative series explores the link between viewing and attitudes at an individual level in an Austrian population. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: M. Townsend Cooper, David Bard, Rebecca Wallace, Stephen Gillaspy, Stephanie Deleon Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Further Evidence on Cardiorespiratory Fitness as a Key Factor for the Metabolically Healthy Obese Phenotype Independent of the Race
Obesity is a major problem in childhood and adolescence in most of the developed and developing countries. Obesity is related with a myriad of metabolic abnormalities such as higher levels of metabolic risk factors and type 2 diabetes and also with higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality [1]. However, in 2001, Brochu et  al. [2] identified a subset of individuals who, despite being obese, presented a healthy metabolic profile (named as metabolically healthy but obese phenotype [MHO]). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Jairo H. Migueles, Francisco B. Ortega Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Erratum
In Chen J-L, Guedes CM, Lung AE. Smartphone-Based Healthy Weight Management Intervention for Chinese American Adolescents: Short-Term Efficacy and Factors Associated With Decreased Weight. J Adolesc Health 2019;64:418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.08.022, the values in Table  1 are off by one row. The corrected Table 1 appears below. In addition, in Table 2, “Soda drink” should be “Sugar-sweetened drink.” (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Temporal and Geographic Patterns of Social Media Posts About an Emerging Suicide Game
We examined the timing and location of social media posts about one alleged youth suicide game to better understand the degree to which social media data can provide earlier public health awareness. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Steven A. Sumner, Stacey Galik, Jennifer Mathieu, Megan Ward, Thomas Kiley, Brad Bartholow, Alison Dingwall, Peter Mork Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Social Context of Sexual Minority Adolescents and Relationship to Alcohol Use
This study uses social network analysis to examine how social networks may serve as risk or protective factors for sexual minority youth in the context of alcohol use. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Sarah A. Marshall, Teague R. Henry, Leigh A. Spivey, Scott D. Rhodes, Mitchell J. Prinstein, Edward H. Ip Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Patterns of Co-occurring Modes of Marijuana Use Among Colorado High School Students
The purpose of the study was to understand how adolescents concurrently use different modes of marijuana consumption. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Kristin E. Schneider, Kayla N. Tormohlen, Ashley Brooks-Russell, Renee M. Johnson, Johannes Thrul Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Completion Among Low-Income Latina/o Adolescents
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to identify individual and interpersonal factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion in a sample of low-income Latina/o adolescent girls and boys. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Mary A. Gerend, Yesenia P. Stephens, Michelle M. Kazmer, Elizabeth H. Slate, Elena Reyes Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Food Insecurity Among Hispanic/Latino Youth: Who Is at Risk and What Are the Health Correlates?
We examined the correlates and health implications of household food insecurity among Hispanic/Latino youth (aged 8 –16 years), a high food insecurity–risk population. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Stephanie Potochnick, Krista M. Perreira, Julia I. Bravin, Sheila F. Casta ñeda, Martha L. Daviglus, Linda C. Gallo, Carmen R. Isasi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

What's Unique About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth and Young Adult Suicides? Findings From the National Violent Death Reporting System
The purpose of the study was to explore variability in circumstances around suicide deaths among youth and young adults by sexual/gender identity category (gay male, lesbian/gay female, bisexual male, bisexual female, transgender male, transgender female, non –LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] male, and non-LGBT female). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Geoffrey L. Ream Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Use of Fertility Preservation Among a Cohort of Transgirls in the Netherlands
The primary aims of the study are to examine the rate of attempted fertility preservation (FP) among a Dutch cohort of transgirls who started gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog treatment and the reasons why adolescents did or did not choose to attempt FP. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Tessa Brik, Lieke J.J.J. Vrouenraets, Sebastian E.E. Schagen, Andreas Meissner, Martine C. de Vries, Sabine E. Hannema Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Experiences of Gender Minority Youth With the Intrauterine System
The aim of the study was to evaluate the experience of menstruating adolescents identifying as male or gender nonconforming with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) as a method of menstrual suppression and compare to that of cisgender youth (CGY) using the LNG-IUS for noncontraceptive indications. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Sinem Akgul, Andrea E. Bonny, Nancy Ford, Cynthia Holland-Hall, Gayathri Chelvakumar Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Associations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning –Inclusive Sex Education With Mental Health Outcomes and School-Based Victimization in U.S. High School Students
This study explored whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) –inclusive sex education is associated with adverse mental health and school-based victimization in U.S. youth. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Chelsea N. Proulx, Robert W.S. Coulter, James E. Egan, Derrick D. Matthews, Christina Mair Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Academic Expectations and Mental Health in Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study Involving Parents' and Their Children's Perspectives
We investigated parental academic expectations and their agreement with child expectations as predictors of offspring's mental health. We additionally analyzed whether these associations were moderated by parent –child relationship factors and whether similar associations were found when using aspirations as the predictor. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Melody Almroth, Krisztina D. L ászló, Kyriaki Kosidou, Maria Rosaria Galanti Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Contributions of Mainstream Sexual Media Exposure to Sexual Attitudes, Perceived Peer Norms, and Sexual Behavior: A Meta-Analysis
Decades of research have examined the impact of exposure to nonexplicit portrayals of sexual content in media. There is only one meta-analysis on this topic, which suggests that exposure to “sexy media” has little to no effect on sexual behavior. There are a number of limitations to the existing meta-analysis, and the purpose of this updated meta-analysis was to examine associations between exposure to sexual media and users' attitudes and sexual behavior. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Sarah M. Coyne, L. Monique Ward, Savannah L. Kroff, Emilie J. Davis, Hailey G. Holmgren, Alexander C. Jensen, Sarah E. Erickson, Lee W. Essig Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic Trends in Adolescent Smoking in Finland From 2000 to 2015
Smoking is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the past decades, the prevalence of adolescent smoking has decreased in industrial countries. However, whether the decreasing trend can be seen across all socioeconomic groups is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine time trends in adolescent smoking according to the socioeconomic status among Finnish adolescents between 2000 and  2015. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Noora Knaappila, Mauri Marttunen, Sari Fr öjd, Nina Lindberg, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino Tags: Original article Source Type: research