Girl2Girl: How to develop a salient pregnancy prevention program for cisgender sexual minority adolescent girls

Ybarraa ML, Price-Feeney M,Prescott T, Goodenow C, Saewyc E, Rosariod M.Girl2Girl: How to develop a salient pregnancy prevention program for cisgender sexual minority adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescence. 2020; 85 (41-58). doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.09.006 Abstract Introduction: Although sexual minority girls are more likely than heterosexual girls to be pregnant during adolescence, programs tailored to their needs are non-existent. Here we describe the iterative development of Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for cisgender lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minority (LGB+) girls across the United States. Methods: Four activities are described: 1) 8 online focus groups to gain feedback about intended program components (n = 160), 2) … [Read more...]

Reasons Lesbian and Bisexual Adolescent Girls Have or Might Have Sex with Females or Males: Implications for discordance between sexual identity and behaviors and for prevention of pregnancy and STIs

Rosario M, Goodenow C, Ybarra M, Saewyc E, Prescott T. Reasons Lesbian and Bisexual Adolescent Girls Have or Might Have Sex with Females or Males: Implications for Discordance between Sexual Identity and Behaviors and for Prevention of Pregnancy and STIs. J Sex Res. 2020 Oct;57(8):966-978. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2020.1753638. Epub 2020 May 19. Abstract: We examined reasons lesbian and bisexual adolescent girls have sex or, if sexually inexperienced, might have sex with girls or boys, and the role of internalized homonegativity in these relations and among lesbians. Girls were recruited online and classified as lesbian (n = 129) or bisexual (n = 193); the classification was validated. Love and pleasure were common reasons for having sex with girls, although more lesbian girls (LG) than … [Read more...]

A national, qualitative study of sexual decision making by teenage girls who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or who have another nonheterosexual identity

Ybarra ML, Parrilla JS, Wolowic J, Rosario M, Goodenow C, Saewyc E. A National, Qualitative Study of Sexual Decision Making by Teenage Girls who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or who have Another Nonheterosexual Identity. J Pediatr. 2020 Feb;217:177-183. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.10.038. Epub 2019 Dec 13. Abstract: Objective: To address the significant dearth of literature that examines how girls who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or who have another nonheterosexual identity (LGB+) decide when and with whom to have sex; and to explore why inexperienced LGB+ girls might have sex with girls or boys. Study design: We conducted 8 online, asynchronous, bulletin board-style focus groups with 160 adolescent girls 14-18 years of age. The transcripts were analyzed using a thematic analysis of … [Read more...]

Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males

Goodenow C, Ybarra ML, Saewyc E, Rosario M, Price-Feeney M, Prescott T. Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 11 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Motivations of sexual minority girls for sex with females and males from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research

Prescott T, Price-Feeney M, Ybarra ML. Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Opportunities and challenges represented by online recruitment and enrollment of sexual minority adolescent girls in research from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Developing Girl2Girl: A text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for LGB girls 14-18 years of age

Ybarra ML, Prescott T, Price-Feeney M. Developing Girl2Girl: A text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for LGB girls 14-18 years of age. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Developing Girl2Girl from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study

Saewyc E, Ybarra ML, Wolowic J, Santana-Parrilla J, Prescott T, Goodenow C, Rosario M. Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Reasons why sexual minority girls in the United States have sex with girls and guys: A national qualitative study from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

Survey development for Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for sexual minority adolescent girls

Price-Feeney M, Ybarra ML, Prescott T. Survey development for Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for sexual minority adolescent girls. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; 9-12 Nov 2017, Atlanta, GA. Survey Development for Girl2Girl from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States

Ybarra M, Price-Feeney M, Prescott T, Rosario M, Saewyc E. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States.  Poster presentation at the 2017 International Association for Adolescent Health conference; 28 Oct 2017; New Delhi, India. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]

STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States

Ybarra M, Prescott T, Price-Feeney M, Saewyc E, Rosario M. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States. International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research 2017 Conference; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 12-13 Jul 2017. STI testing behavior among sexual minority adolescent women recruited from FB in the United States from Center for Innovative Public Health Research … [Read more...]