Understanding Reproductive Health Vulnerabilities in Adolescent Girls: Towards a mHealth Intervention

Summary

Adolescent girls face unique health risks and vulnerabilities, including greater susceptibility to acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as compared to their male peers. When young women engage in alcohol use and sexual risk-taking simultaneously, they are more likely to acquire an STI. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions are ideally suited for adolescents. The current project will explore the views of adolescent girls (15-19 years old) on the desired qualities and content of a mHealth app for sexual health, informing the development of a culturally sensitive intervention with the potential to impact the reproductive health of substantial numbers of adolescent girls.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan
Category: Research