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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Use of selected clinical preventive services to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents: United States, 1999–2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(2, Suppl.):1–107,

Annotation: This supplement to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the use of selected clinical preventive services for infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. Topics include breastfeeding counseling; screening for hearing loss and provision of follow-up services; screening for developmental delays, lead poisoning, vision impairment, and hypertension; vaccination against human papillomavirus; tobacco use and tobacco cessation counseling and medication; screening for chlamydia infection; and provision of reproductive health services. Additional topics include the potential benefits of selected services, the challenges related to their underuse, and effective collaborative strategies to improve use.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 1546-0738.

Keywords: Adolescents, Breastfeeding, Children, Chlamydia infections, Clinics, Counseling, Developmental screening, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Hearing screening, Human papillomavirus, Hypertension, Infants, Lead poisoning screening, Oral health, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Reproductive health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Vision screening

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. 2008. Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy. [White Plains, NY]: March of Dimes, (Preconception risk reduction)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during pregnancy. The fact sheet offers background information and information on the risks posed by such infections. Specific information is presented on chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichonomoniasis, genital herpes, genital warts, and HIV. Information on how a woman can protect her infant from STIs is also presented. References are included.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bacterial infections, Chlamydia infections, Gonorrhea, HIV, Herpes genitalis, Human papillomavirus, Infant health, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Biro FM. 1992. Adolescents and sexually transmitted diseases. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 23 pp. (Maternal and child health technical information bulletin)

Annotation: This document provides a brief overview of recent literature on adolescents and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Material includes information on the prevalence and nature of sexual activity among adolescents; risk factors associated with STDs, including race, gender, age, psychological and cognitive factors, and socioeconomic level; prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of six sexually transmitted diseases and/or syndromes; and various approaches to their prevention.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF026.

Keywords: Adnexitis, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Chlamydia infections, Condoms, Costs, Gonorrhea, Herpes simplex, High risk populations, Prevention programs, Racial factors, School based clinics, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Syphilis


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