Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318249d651
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Young Men's Preferences for Sexually Transmitted Disease and Reproductive Health Services in San Francisco, California

Saadatmand, Heva Jasmine MPH*,†; Bernstein, Kyle T. PhD, ScM*; McCright, Jacqueline MPH*; Gallaread, Alonzo*; Philip, Susan S. MD, MPH*; Lippman, Sheri A. MPH, PhD

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Abstract

We explored STD (sexually transmitted disease) service preferences among 108 African-American adolescent males recruited from a high-morbidity neighborhood. Participants largely preferred to seek care at traditional STD testing venues (86.5%) rather than nontraditional venues. Additionally, most males preferred receiving STD test results from a clinician (61.1%) rather than online (11.1%) or through email or text message (12.0%). These results highlight the need for continued strengthening of traditional public health clinics to ensure capacity to meet young men's health needs and to improve outreach and access to traditional STD services for young men.

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