From the Departments of ∗Epidemiology
†Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
‡Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
§Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, New York University, School of Global Public Health, New York, NY
Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the people who supported this project at our collaborating sites including: Delgado Community College, Southern University at New Orleans, Dillard University, Xavier University, and the Tulane Drop In Clinic. The authors thank also the staff and student research assistants: Taylor Johnson, Steffani Bangel, Brittany McBride, Jonjelyn Gamble, Braiden Eilers, Sarah Pallin, Alys Adamski, Breanna Hillman, Genevieve Gaudet, Nadira Abudru-Rahman, Yves-Yvette Young, Yewande Olugbade, Prema Bhattacherjee, Upama Aktaruzzaman, Emily Flanigan, and Brittani Coore. Special thanks to the SiHLE health educators (Tiffany Renfro and Nikia Braxton) for training the authors in SiHLE, New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) for producing the videos, Alex Bengoa and the Tulane Technology team and Sushil Karampuri and eAbyas Info Solutions Pvt Ltd who helped the authors create the website, and graphic designer Katrina Andy. The authors are very grateful to the community advisory board and the subjects for their input and participation.
Conflict of Interest: None declared.
Sources of Funding: P.J.K. and all of the authors' salaries, except A.R., were in part or wholly supported by the Office of Adolescent Health grant TP2AH000013.
P.J.K. did the analyses and wrote the draft of the paper. All other authors were involved in either the conceptualization, design, collection or management of data, or interpretation of the findings.
Implications and Contributions: Sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies are common among older Black teenaged women. This Internet intervention demonstrated improvements in intentions to use reliable contraceptive use and to use condoms but had minimal impact on pregnancy and STI rates during follow-up.
Trial Registration: ClinicalTrial.gov NCT01579617.
The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies of US Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.
Disclaimer: This work was prepared while A.S.M. was employed at Tulane University. She is presently employed at the National Institutes of Health. The opinions expressed in this article are the authors' own and do not reflect the view of the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the United States government.
Correspondence: Patricia J. Kissinger, PhD, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal St. SL-18, New Orleans, LA 70112. E-mail: [email protected].
Received for publication December 2, 2022, and accepted February 5, 2023.
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